Juvenile Crime Statistics Paper
A person under the age of 18 years old is considerate a juvenile. A child or youth who commits a crime or is beyond the control of his or her parents is considerate a juvenile delinquent. This paper will summarize the juvenile crime statistics for 2008. The decrease in juvenile arrests will be discusses. Also the increase in drug offenses and simple assaults will be summarized. In addition, the increase and decrease of female, male, and minority arrests, and their implications will be of topic. Finally, the assessment of tracking juvenile arrests as a method of measuring the amount of and trends in juvenile crime will be done.
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Authorities also noted an increase of property crime among young females to 29% and saw a decline of 5% in male arrests. The statistics for minorities is not fair and correct. Hispanic juveniles are counted as White therefore making the statistics unreliable. The bulletin mentions that 16% of Black juveniles make up for population but are responsible for 52% of violent crime arrests. Also Black juveniles are accountable for 33% of property crime arrests.
Tracking Juvenile Arrests
Tracking juvenile arrests in the United States require the involvement of law enforcement nationwide. The FBI gathers information provided by state law enforcement detailing the crime and the arrestee’s age, gender, and race. Law enforcement focuses on the arrests made not on the number of people or the quantity of crimes. Police measures the arrests because one crime can lead to multiple arrests and multiple crimes can lead to one arrest.
Juvenile delinquency is a constant struggle for the community and law enforcement to deal with. There are many factors that can a lead a young person to commit crimes from parental neglect to associating with gangs. Juvenile delinquency ranges from school truancy, petty theft, and to violent crime. In 2008, law enforcement...