of Juvenile Offenders Taken into Custody, 2007
The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR)
- The totals in this table represent the reported number of juvenile
offenders taken into custody, aggregated by population group. In addition,
this table provides the number of juveniles handled within five different
disposition categories. The percent distribution within these categories
for each population group is also included.
- These data represent the reported number of juvenile offenders taken
into custody; however, some juveniles may be taken into custody more
than once during a year. Therefore, the statistics in this table could,
in some cases, represent multiple detentions of the same person.
- The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement
agencies submitting 12 months of arrest data for 2007 and providing juvenile
- In constructing this table, the FBI accepted each individual state’s
age definition for juveniles.
For the 2007 population estimates used in this table, the FBI computed
individual rates of growth from one year to the next for every city/town
and county using 2000 decennial population counts and 2001 through 2006
population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Each agency’s rates of
growth were averaged; that average was then applied and added to its 2006
Census population estimate to derive the agency’s 2007 population estimate.
If you have questions about this table
Contact the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division via e-mail
at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone
at (304) 625-4995.