Fact Sheet: Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Courts, 2013
This fact sheet (PDF, 4 pages) presents statistics on delinquency cases handled in juvenile courts in the United States between 1985 and 2013. In 2013, juvenile courts handled nearly 1.1 million delinquency cases involving juveniles charged with criminal law violations. Data on public order, person, and property offenses and drug law violations by age, gender, and race are included, as well as rates of dismissal, detention, waivers to criminal court, and adjudication and disposition.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Department of Justice