Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Juvenile Crime Statistics

The Statistical Briefing Book brings together statistics on juveniles and the justice system including juveniles as victims and offenders, juveniles in court and corrections, juveniles on probation, juvenile reentry and aftercare, juvenile population characteristics, and juvenile courts and other legal systems. Each topic has FAQs, links to related publications and websites, and data analysis tools.

For example, the topic "Juveniles as Offenders" answers such questions as "What time of day are adults and juveniles most likely to commit violent crimes?" (Answer) and "What proportion of violent crimes are committed by juveniles?" (Answer) and links to resources on juvenile arrests and youth gangs.