Special Reports

This report shows that the volume of juvenile arrests for drug abuse violations involving all drug types, collectively, increased 22.9 percent from 1994 to 2003. When an individual is arrested for a drug abuse violation, the reporting agency indicates the type of drug in one of four categories: opium or cocaine and their derivatives, marijuana, synthetic narcotics, and dangerous nonnarcotic drugs.
The findings of this special study indicate that when an infant is victimized, the baby is usually assaulted in a private location by a relative or someone in a relationship of trust with the household members. In addition, infants are rarely the solitary victim in an incident. During the incident, the perpetrator usually uses personal weapons (i.e., hands, fists, or feet), and infants are much more likely to sustain serious or multiple injuries than other-aged victims present in the same incident.