Change Indicator

Juvenile arrests in Wisconsin

Juvenile arrests

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definition and Source

PROVIDER

Definition

Juvenile arrest data includes the arrests of 17-year-olds, who in Wisconsin are considered adults for purposes of prosecution. For crime reporting purposes, Wisconsin includes arrests of 17-year-olds with juvenile arrests, to comply with federal requirements that require uniform crime reporting policies across states. These data may have been influenced by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, starting in 2020.

Data Source

Some information on juvenile arrests is available on the Wisconsin Department of Justice's website. Arrest figures change slightly over time as local agencies update or correct their information. Data for 2022 was provided from the Wisconsin Department of Justice through a data request, and may not match data that will be updated later in the year on their dashboard for arrests.

Last Updated

June 2023