School Crime Has Declined Sharply since the 1990s

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). School Crime Has Declined Sharply since the 1990s. Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2012-04]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. After any horrific act of school violence, many parents, students, and community officials fear that schools are becoming increasingly dangerous. Yet, the most severe forms of violence remain very rare in … Continue reading School Crime Has Declined Sharply since the 1990s

Recent Increases in Drug Arrests Were for Possession, Not Sales

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). Recent Increases in Drug Arrests Were for Possession, Not Sales. Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2012-02]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. The number of drug-related arrests reported by U.S. law enforcement agencies increased sharply between 1980 and 2010, with the largest growth occurring between 1991 and 2006. During … Continue reading Recent Increases in Drug Arrests Were for Possession, Not Sales

As Serious Juvenile Crime Declined, Police Made More Arrests for Less Serious Offenses

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). As Serious Juvenile Crime Declined, Police Made More Arrests for Less Serious Offenses. Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2012-01]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Between 1995 and 2010, juvenile arrests overall dropped nearly 40 percent. The level of violent crime arrests in 2010 was half the level of … Continue reading As Serious Juvenile Crime Declined, Police Made More Arrests for Less Serious Offenses

Trends in American Youth Crime

Jeffrey A. Butts and Daniel P. Mears (2011). Trends in American Youth Crime. In Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice, David W. Springer and Albert R. Roberts (Editors). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc. This chapter answers two deceptively simple questions, “How much juvenile crime is there today?” and “How does the level of juvenile crime today compare with juvenile crime 20 or 30 years ago?” The … Continue reading Trends in American Youth Crime