Juveniles are youth age 10-17. This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of arrests of juveniles for serious crimes by the number of juveniles. We multiply the result by 10,000. Serious crimes include murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In counties with relatively few people, a small change in the number of juvenile arrests may have a significant effect on rates from year to year.
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Note: The FBI Uniform Crime Report considers a juvenile an individual under 18 years of age. This data does not include situations in which a juvenile had police contact but did not commit an offense, nor does it include instances when a juvenile was taken into custody for his or her protection.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Population Estimates Program, http://www.census.gov/popest/ and http://factfinder2.census.gov/