This report focuses on trends in Chicago juvenile arrests from 2009 to 2012.
Some key findings include:
- There has been an almost 27% decrease in the number of juvenile arrests in Chicago between 2009 and 2012.
- Expressed in per capita rates, in 2012, black youth were arrested 7.6 times per 100 youth, five times more frequently than Hispanic youth (1.5 arrests per 100 youth) and TEN times more frequently than white youth (0.7 arrests per 100 youth). (Cook, Czykieta, Mack, Skrable, & Kaba 8/13)
- For the first time, we present a district by district breakdown of percentages of specific racial populations compared to the percentage of arrests constituted by members of that racial group.
- Black youth are arrested in greater proportion than their populations represent throughout the entire city. Hispanic youth are arrested in greater proportions in a few districts on the Northside and white youth are arrested in smaller proportions than their population throughout the entire city.