Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure II.6 Clearance status of youth-related incidents, UCR2 Trend Database respondents, 1995-2001

Year Status Percentage
1995 Cleared by charge 69%
Informal action 27%
Pre-charge alternative measures 4%
Pre-charge alternative measures 0%
1996 Cleared by charge 67%
Informal action 28%
Pre-charge alternative measures 5%
Pre-charge alternative measures 0%
1997 Cleared by charge 65%
Informal action 24%
Pre-charge alternative measures 3%
Pre-charge alternative measures 8%
1998 Cleared by charge 68%
Informal action 21%
Pre-charge alternative measures 4%
Pre-charge alternative measures 7%
1999 Cleared by charge 70%
Informal action 21%
Pre-charge alternative measures 2%
Pre-charge alternative measures 7%
2000 Cleared by charge 70%
Informal action 22%
Pre-charge alternative measures 2%
Pre-charge alternative measures 6%
2001 Cleared by charge 70%
Informal action 20%
Pre-charge alternative measures 3%
Pre-charge alternative measures 7%

Source: Incident-Based UCR Survey, Trend Database, 1995-2001.

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