Juvenile Arrests 2008 Bulletin

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Juvenile Arrests 2008 Bulletin

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Juvenile Arrests 2008 BulletinNameClassDateProfessorJuvenile Arrests 2008 Bulletin The Office of Justice Programs gathers statistics from law enforcement across the country on juvenile crime in order to develop an accurate picture of the juvenile crime in the country in order to inform law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders in the juvenile justice system. The information provided in the Juvenile Arrest Bulletin can assist the juvenile justice system in developing effective responses to juvenile crime problems and provide an assessment on the progress in reducing juvenile crime across the nation. In the 2008 bulletin reflects a three percent decrease in juvenile crime and an overall two percent reduction in violent juvenile crime. The Juvenile Arrest Bulletin provides data on the overall juvenile arrests across the nation in 2008. It was found that there were 2.11 million arrests in 2008 which is a significant reduction from the reports form 2005 and 2006 (Puzzanchera, 2009). While the report shows there is decline in the number of juveniles being arrested these declines do not include the crime of murder. Juvenile murders have increased by 17% since 2003 and one third of these murder victims were under the age of five. The data shows that juveniles are responsible for 12% of all violent crimes across the nation and 18% of all property crimes. The juvenile crime bulletin shows that between 1999 and 2008 decreases in juvenile

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