Skip Navigation
small NCES header image

Table 39. Number of arrests per 1,000 persons in the U.S. 14- to 24-year-old population, by age group: Selected years, 1995 through 2009
Year Ages 14–171 Ages 18–24
1995 128.0 118.3
2000 90.3 99.3
2001 89.5 100.2
2002 90.5 102.9
2003 86.4 99.2
2004 86.1 100.1
2005 85.7 102.3
2006 87.9 102.8
2007 89.5 104.4
2008 89.7 103.7
2009 85.0 104.2
1 Includes arrests of 13-year-olds but not arrests of children 12 and younger.
NOTE: The number of arrests per 1,000 persons in an age group is based on the population in that age group. Data do not indicate the proportion of persons who have been arrested, since some individuals have been arrested more than once. Some fluctuations in arrest rates are caused by changes in the response rates of law enforcement agencies. Some data are revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Uniform Crime Reports, Crime in the United States, selected years, 1995–2009; U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States, selected years, 1995–2001; and Population Estimates, selected years, 2002–09.

Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey


No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.