Juvenile Crime Statistics

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Individual Assignment; Juvenile Crime Statistics Paper
CJA374 Juvenile Justice Systems and Processes
Francisco Jorge Flores Sr.
December 3rd, 2012
Mrs. Amy Gordon
University of Phoenix

Write a 700 to 1,050 word paper summarizing the key points of the “Juvenile Arrests 2008” article. Address the following;
According to Puzzanchera (2009), on his Juvenile Arrests 2008, article published through the Juvenile Justice Bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, juvenile arrests during 2008 felt a minor, but significant decrease in comparison to statistics of 2007, in 2008, juvenile arrests by law enforcement agencies were estimated at 2.11 million of juveniles under the age of 18 in the whole country, this
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Now as for minorities playing their part in these statistics of juvenile arrest in 2008, between the ages of 10 – 17, they were classified as follows; whites conformed a 78%, black teenagers shared a 16%, while Asian/Pacific Islanders made a 5%, and another 1% was made by American Indians, Hispanics juveniles arrests were included among whites statistics, of all violent crimes that occurred during 2008 , whites were reported to conform 47% of the chart, in the mean time another 52% was made by black teenagers, leaving a 2% conformed by Asian juveniles and American Indians at 1% each group. (Puzzanchera, 2009)
Within the violent crime classification, according to Puzzanchera (2009), black juvenile arrest rate in 2008, (926) turned out to be 5 times higher than the rate of white juveniles which were (178) per the same period of time, which were also considered 6 times much higher than the rate for American Indian juveniles that was (153) and it also resulted 13 times much higher than the rate of Asian teenagers (71), if we compared these numbers to the statistics from 1980, we will find that our 2008

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