New: Juvenile Arrests in Chicago, 2013 and 2014

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November 9, 2015 by socialaction2014

Chicago Youth Justice Data Project

We are pleased to release the 3rd edition of our Arresting Justice report. Since 2011, we have published data about juvenile arrests in Chicago.

Today, we share juvenile arrest data from 2013 and 2014.

The 21st district merged with the 2nd in March 2012, the 23rd district merged with the 19th in 2013 and the 13th district with the 12th at the end of 2012 - this accounts for 'missing data.' Map by Dan Cooper The 21st district merged with the 2nd in March 2012, the 23rd district merged with the 19th in 2013 and the 13th district with the 12th at the end of 2012 – this accounts for ‘missing data.’
Map by Dan Cooper

Key Findings of the Report:

Total Number of Juvenile Arrests (17 & under) in 2013: 21,496
Total Number of Juvenile Arrests (17 & under) in 2014: 17,783
The number of juvenile arrests decreased by over 17 percent from 2013 to 2014. Since 2009 when we first began analyzing these numbers, juvenile arrests have decreased 43%.
While Blacks represent 37% of the 0-17 youth population, they accounted for over 79% of juvenile arrests in Chicago…

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