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Chart showing arrest rates for violent offenses by age group in 2018. There is a sharp increase from ages 10-14 to ages 20-24, when the arrest rate peaks at 300 per 100,000 people age 20-24. Arrest rates then decline steadily among older groups.

Data Source: FBI, Crime in the United States 2018 Table 38 and U.S. Census Bureau, Annual Estimates of the Resident Population by Single year of Age and Sex for July 1, 2018. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2019)

This graph originally appeared in Reforms without Results: Why states should stop excluding violent offenses from criminal justice reforms.

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