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Juvenile offenders

Juvenile and adult offenders from 1996–97 to 2006–07, by age group (per 100,000 of that age group per year)

Juvenile and adult offenders from 1996–97 to 2006–07, by age group (per 100,000 of that age group per year)

  • Juvenile offender rates have generally been twice as high as adult ones.
  • The offender rate of juveniles decreased from 1996–97 to 2003–04, from 3,965 to 3,023 per 100,000 per year. It increased in 2005–06, and again in 2006–07, to 3,532 per 100,000.
  • The adult offender rate peaked in 2000–01, at 2,100 per 100,000. In 2006–07, it was 1,492 per 100,000, the lowest rate recorded.

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