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Trends in Crime Arrest Rates by Age

"Between 1985 and 1995, violent crime arrest rates increased substantially for all ages..., with the rates for juveniles ages 14, 15 or 16 up more than 80%. The violent crime arrest rate for 17-year-olds increased more than 70%." The only other age group with with increases this great was the 35-39 year old age group. Regardless of the age of those arrested, property crime arrest rates changed little between 1985 and 1995.

Trends in Juvenile Crime Arrest Rates by Age

Age Violent Crimes Property Crimes
1985 1995 % Change 1985 1995 % Change
Under 12 56.39 88.56 157 774.56 729.94 94.2
12-14 251.91 460.2 182.7 2495.31 2825.02 113.2
15 446.1 808.99 181.3 3549.26 3881.75 109.4
16 565.91 1022.51 180.7 3777.62 4151.41 109.9
17 651.12 1114.22 171.1 3756.06 3899.69 103.8
18 649.47 1162.45 179 3360.55 3553.84 105.8
19 622.49 995.28 159.9 2695.23 2651.58 98.4
20 590.74 902.39 152.8 2202.37 2048.07 93
21 585.9 884.79 151 1932.6 1787.2 92.5
22 568.19 845.34 148.8 1747.54 1595.71 91.3
23 541.55 784.29 144.8 1586.96 1473.95 92.9
24 523.4 727.37 139 1433.91 1367.57 95.4
25-29 434.3 656.54 151.2 1182 1264.69 107
30-34 310.69 547.1 176.1 872.61 1092.11 125.2
35-39 219.64 409.25 186.3 600.89 842.26 140.2
40-44 159.5 266.62 167.2 414.67 565.54 136.4
45-49 112.74 165.36 146.7 310.34 333.95 107.6
50-54 76.43 106.06 138.8 244.52 201 82.2
55-59 50.54 67.99 134.5 179.02 128.49 71.8
60-64 31.78 43.4 136.6 131.53 87.08 66.2
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