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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2014 National Report

NCJ Number
Melissa Sickmund, Charles Puzzanchera
Date Published
December 2014
244 pages
This is the 2014 edition of a comprehensive report on juvenile crime, juvenile victimization, and the juvenile justice system.
Intended to be a reference for data on juveniles in America, the report is divided into seven chapters, each presenting data on juveniles. The first chapter addresses various characteristics and conditions of juveniles in America in 2014. Data are reported on juvenile population demographics, juveniles in poverty, their living arrangements, the number of teen births, and school dropouts. Chapter 2 provides data on various types of juvenile victimization and associated events. Regarding child maltreatment, data are provided on maltreatment reports, family characteristics, case processing, reporting by child protection services agencies, perpetrators, and fatalities. Data in this chapter also cover children in foster care, family reunification, youth exposed to violence, and the results of a victimization survey of juveniles. Various types of school victimizations of juveniles are also reported, as are juvenile suicides. Chapter 3 presents data on juvenile offenders, distinguished by specific types of crime. Chapter 4 contains data on juvenile justice system structure and process, and the data in Chapter 5 encompass juvenile arrests for various types of offenses. Court data on juveniles are presented in Chapter 6, including caseloads and trends, as well as gender and racial variation. Chapter 7 presents data on juveniles in various types of correctional settings, including adult jails and prisons. Extensive tables and figures, 29 source listings, and a subject index