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What Are the Demographic Characteristics of Juvenile Arrests?

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, there are over 725,000 juvenile arrests each year.

Of these arrests, over 70% of the youth are male and around 70% are age 15 or older. White youth account for over 60% of overall arrests, while minority youth account for over 50% of arrests for violent crimes, such as murder and robbery.

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