Arrest rates are an important way of assessing juvenile crime, supplementing arrest numbers. For example, the crime rate among the juvenile population in a rural county might be much higher than the crime rate in a more urban county, but the arrest numbers alone would not show that; they would only show the higher arrest totals in the urban county due to the higher base population.
Click on the links below to see data on the juvenile crime rates reported in all 83 Michigan counties from 2008 through 2015. The data are broken down by type of crime and gender, age, and race. For a more detailed report on juvenile crime in Michigan, click here.
For additional information, contact Robb Burroughs, Senior Research Associate at Public Policy Associates, at email@example.com or 517-485-4477.