From 1975 to 1994 the number of juvenile arrests has increased 21 percent, and adult arrests have increased 115 percent; since 1983 the number of juvenile arrests has increased 82 percent. The number of juvenile arrests has increased from 30.6 arrests per 1,000 juveniles in 1975 to 40.2 arrests per 1,000 juveniles in 1994. The number of adult arrests has increased from 28.5 arrests per 1,000 adults in 1975 to 55.2 arrests per 1,000 adults in 1994. Juvenile weapons arrests increased 305 percent from 1975 to 1994. Juvenile arrests for violent crimes have decreased 16 percent from 1975 to 1994; however, since 1990 there has been an increase every year in the number of arrests. Juvenile arrests for aggravated assault have increased 315 percent from 1987 to 1994. Juvenile arrests for simple assault, which is not considered a violent crime but having the potential to be violent, have increased 257 percent from 1975 to 1994. The number of juvenile court petitions increased 86 percent from 1985 to 1994. Referrals for major offenses increased 102 percent; referrals for minor or status offenses increased 33 percent. The number of juveniles held in jails and lockups, outside of Douglas County, has decreased 71 percent between 1985 and 1994. Extensive tables and figures
Juvenile Offenders in Nebraska
This report provides statistics and a narrative summary on juvenile offenders in Nebraska at various stages of the juvenile justice system: arrest, juvenile court petitions, holds in jails, and juvenile detention.
Date Published: December 1, 1995