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California Juvenile Crimes Trending Downward

California Juvenile Crimes Trending Downward

From 1998 to 2015, the rate of juvenile crimes has declined from 19.6 to 5.3 felony arrests per 1,000 youths between 10 and 17-years-old in California. An increase from 13.9 to 15 was seen as a small spike from 2005 to 2008, but the general trend over the last 17 years has been a welcomed decrease. However, while the rate of California juvenile crimes may be less than the previous century, for now at least, that does not mean that these crimes have stopped or that youthful criminal offenders are no longer being arrested or falsely accused. Juvenile Crimes Statistics in California As of 2015, the highest rate of juvenile felony arrests was for violent crimes, making up 34% of all juvenile crimes in the state of California. Violent criminal offenses are not only the most common charges against minors but the majority of false accusations are for violent crimes, as [...]