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6.09 Juvenile Arrests

This page includes data on juvenile arrests from the Wisconsin Bureau of Justice Information and Analysis. Juvenile arrests are defined as arrests of children under age 18. The juvenile arrest rate is the number of arrests of children under age 18 per 1,000 children in the population ages 10 to 17. Juvenile status arrests are defined as arrests of children under age 18 for actions that are prohibited to persons under age 18, also known as juvenile status offenses. Juvenile status offenses include violations of liquor laws and curfew, loitering, and runaways. Juvenile drug arrests result from the sale, manufacture, or possession of narcotic and dangerous nonnarcotic drugs by children under age 18.

Sources

Wisconsin Bureau of Justice Information and Analysis
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Notes

The number of arrests of children under age 10 is typically so small that children under age 10 are not included in the denominator for juvenile arrest rate.