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Juvenile Arrest Comparison
Lincoln’s juvenile arrest rates for drug violations and property crimes are increasing
Lincoln’s juvenile arrest rates for drug violations and property crimes are increasing.
- Lincoln’s juvenile drug arrest rate was previously lower than the national rate but has been increasing in the past decade (since 2010) and is now 46% higher than the national rate. This is down slightly from 2018 (when it was 48%).
- Although the juvenile property crime arrest rate has been decreasing nationally,2 Lincoln has experienced an increase in juvenile property crime arrest rates.3 The Lincoln juvenile property crime arrest rate is now 87% higher than the national rate. This is a 33% increase from 2018, when the juvenile property crime arrest rate was 54% higher than the national average.
- Lincoln’s juvenile violent crime arrest rates have been on average 72% lower than the national rate over the past decade.
2. Puzzanchera, C. (May 2021). Juvenile Arrests, 2019. National Report NCJ 256032. U.S. Department of Justice.
3. Although juvenile arrest rates may largely reflect juvenile behavior, many other factors can affect the magnitude of these rates, such as the attitudes of citizens toward crime, the policies of local law enforcement agencies, and the policies of other components of the justice system.