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Juvenile Court Statistics 2011

NCJ Number
248475
Author(s)
Sarah Hockenberry; Charles Puzzanchera
Date Published
July 2014
Length
102 pages
Annotation
This report draws on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive to profile more than 1.2 million delinquency cases and 116,000 petitioned status offense cases handled in 2011 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction.
Abstract
Juvenile Court Statistics, 2011, describes delinquency cases handled between 1985 and 2011, and petitioned status offense cases handled between 1995 and 2011 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. The data used in the analyses were contributed by more than 2,400 courts with jurisdiction over 85% of the juvenile population in 2011, and profiles more than 1.2 million delinquency cases and 116,000 petitioned status offense cases handled in 2011 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. Estimates of juvenile court delinquency caseloads in 2011 were based on analyses of 910,063 automated case records and court-level statistics summarizing an additional 51,569 cases. Estimates of status offense cases formally processed by juvenile courts in 2011 were based on analyses of 80,837 automated case-level records and court-level summary statistics on an additional 6,285 cases.

Date Published: July 1, 2014