Juvenile Arrests in CA

Between the 1960's until 2008, juvenile arrest rate has only briefly dipped below 200,000.1 2

But between 2008 and 2014, the (non-status offense) arrest rate has dropped from ~195,000 to just under 50,000, a 74% drop!! 3

Here is the US juvenile detention rate:

Here is CA detention rate4 (2012 data released July 25, 2013):

and updated with most recent data (2018 partially estimated based on Q2) 5:

Kevin Drum's initial lead & crime article

An excellent review of the article and the issue by George Monbiot.

Kevin Drum's juvenile crime article

Kevin Drum's incarceration rate article

Rick Nevin on Lead and Juvenile Crime

Rick Nevin with murder rate update

Rick Nevin on number of cops killed per year by juveniles

All of Kevin Drum's articles on lead and crime

Crime in CA 2013

weekly total adult population (state): http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Reports_Research/Offender_Information_Services_Branch/WeeklyWed/Weekly_Wednesday_Tpop1a_Archive.html

other juvenile resource: http://public.tableausoftware.com/profile/#!/vizhome/CaliforniaJuvenileFacilities/Introduction