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Juveniles in Rhode Island: A Data Analysis and Statistical Study Concerning Key Information of Recent Years

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Date Published
March 1992
Based on data collected from the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the family courts; the Department for Children, Youth, and Their Families; the Public Defender's Office; and the Attorney General's Office, this report presents statistical analyses of the juvenile justice system in Rhode Island.

In measuring the State's juvenile crime patterns during the 1980's, one major theme becomes apparent: despite a declining juvenile population over the course of the decade, the volume of juvenile crime or involvement with the juvenile justice system did not decrease, and in fact, in some instances, actually increased. However, there was a decrease in juvenile involvement in violent crime. Juveniles were more likely to commit property crimes, which may be related to the rising number of juvenile drug-related arrests. The statistical sections cover juvenile intake; key statistics pertaining to Family Court, particularly recidivism rates; probation; the Juvenile Prosecution Unit of the Attorney General's Office; the Family Court Unit of the Public Defender's Office; the Department for Children, Youth, and Their Families; the Rhode Island Training School; juvenile arrests; and school statistics. A final section deals with the juvenile population in the State based on the 1990 census and compares it to the population in the 1980 census. 31 tables and 2 graphs

Date Published: March 1, 1992