Systemstats Volume: 28 Issue: 1 Dated: October 2011 Pages: 1-16
This report from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Analysis Center presents information on juvenile complaints, arrests, and reported offenses in the State.
Highlights from this report include: misdemeanor offenses accounted for 69 percent of juvenile offenses reported to police, while felony offenses accounted for 19 percent and status offenses accounted for 12 percent; the three most common complaints against juveniles were for simple assault, misdemeanor larceny, and simple affray; the most common age of offenders was between 15 and 16 years of age; the majority of status offenses committed by juveniles fell under the category of ungovernable; 59 percent of juvenile complaints were listed as non-school related, while 41 percent were classified as school-related complaints; the majority of school-related offenses were for simple assault, simple affray, and disorderly conduct; and 82 percent of juvenile complaints were filed Monday through Friday, while on the weekends, more complaints were filed on Saturdays rather than Sundays. This report from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Analysis Center presents information on juvenile complaints, arrests, and reported offenses in the State. Data for the report were obtained from the NC Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the State Bureau of Investigation, and the NC Department of Public Instruction. The provides insight into the number, type, time, and location of complaints issued against juveniles, as well as information on the potential factors that may or may not impact juvenile behavior. Tables, figures, notes, and references
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