News and publications

California Youth Continue to Bring Steep Declines in Juvenile Arrests

CJCJ’s new fact sheet shows youth arrests in California are at a historical low, following a decades-long pattern of decline.


SAN FRANCISCO – December 19, 2017 – A new fact sheet by CJCJ’s Senior Research Fellow Mike Males examines arrest rates for youth in California. These findings show each generation of California youth, from Generation X onward, has lowered the state’s rate of youth arrest and contributed to increased public safety. 

Arrests of California youth per 100,000 population ages 10-17 by generation, 1957-2016

According to CJCJ's fact sheet:

Read the full fact sheet >>

For more information about this topic or to schedule an interview, please contact CJCJ Communications at (415) 400-5214 or cjcjmedia@cjcj.org.

Sections