What are some juvenile crime statistics from 2014?


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A wide range of national statistics related to juvenile crime are available through OJJDP.gov, the website for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, a division of the Justice Department. However, these statistics take time to compile and are unavailable to the public for over a calendar year.

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The primary sources of juvenile crime statistics are the official records of the criminal justice system and self-reporting, in which victims or offenders voluntarily describe their experiences. Although self-reporting is vulnerable to bias, due to either unwillingness to participate honestly or natural flaws in a subject’s memory, it provides information official records would miss, such as rates of unreported crime.

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