DCLY Issue Brief March 2011 - Comparison of Juvenile, Young Adult, and Adult Arrests in the District of Columbia (2010)

Since 2007, there has been a 21 percent decline in juvenile arrests for Part I offenses in the District and total arrests are also on the downswing for DC young people. Despite the harmful rhetoric surrounding juvenile crime in the District, young people make up a proportionately low number of arrests. This new brief notes that young adult and adult arrests far outnumber those of juveniles and that juvenile arrests are trending downward in nearly every offense category.

Download: Comparison of Juvenile, Young Adult, and Adult Arrests in the District of Columbia (2010)