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Florida's population of 10 to 17-year-olds decreased 3% between 2007 and 2011. As of August 2012, Florida's population of 10 to 17 year-olds was estimated to be approximately 1.84 million.
The majority of the Department’s key indicators of public safety and delinquency in Florida continue to trend in the right direction. There are fairly substantial reductions in almost every major offense category, including the most serious juvenile offenses. The following section summarizes these trends.
Today, Floridians are substantially less likely to be the victim of crime involving a juvenile than at any other time since the Department started tracking this statistic in 1990.
The Department received fewer delinquency arrests last year than at any point since FY 1985-86.
During FY 2011-12, the Department received 29,384 delinquency arrests where a felony was the most serious offense, down 35% from 45,242 felony arrests received during FY 2007-08.
The overall utilization of the Department's secure detention facilities declined in four of the past five years.
Fewer youth and cases are being disposed by the court to a probation service.
The number of youth in Florida transferred to adult court declined 14% last year, and has gone down 44% since FY 2007-08, from 3,678 to 2,063 in FY 2011-12.
Youth in Florida, both males and females, are less violent and are committing less serious offenses than in the past.
Last Updated: 2/25/13
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