102. Juvenile Crime FactsUploader: Kazrabei 4 years ago Subscribe 6
Although short-term forecasts are necessary for allocating resources at the local, state, and federal levels, long-term forecasting is fraught with uncertainty. The availability of data on self-reported drug use provides an interesting comparison to arrest data for drug offenses. Hence, in these households, there is a greater likelihood that reported victimizations would have occurred outside the six-month survey interval, thereby inflating official crime rates. Homicides by juveniles were also concentrated geographically, with one-quarter of known juvenile offenders in coming from just five counties—those containing Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Detroit, and New York City. Girls have consistently had a higher rate of arrest for running away than have boys.