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Juvenile Court Statistics, 2018

NCJ Number
254798
Date Published
Author(s)
Sarah Hockenberry, Charles Puzzanchera
Annotation
This report describes delinquency and status offense cases handled between 2005 and 2018 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction.
Agencies
NIJ
Abstract
This report details delinquency and status offense cases handled between 2005 and 2018 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. Courts with juvenile jurisdiction may handle a variety of matters, including child maltreatment, traffic violations, child support, and adoptions. The report focuses on cases involving juveniles charged with law violations (delinquency or status offenses) and draws on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and managed by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). National estimates of juvenile court delinquency caseloads in 2018 were based on analyses of 539,646 automated case records and court-level statistics summarizing an additional 55,566 cases.
Date Created: July 1, 2020