How Much Do You Know About Juvenile Crime?

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How Much Do You Know About Juvenile Crime?

This quiz will be used as a tool for students to assess their knowledge of current juvenile crime statistics prior to beginning a R-180 unit (Workshop 8) on related subject matter. ---------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------- &n bsp;


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Every _____ minutes a teen is arrested for an alcohol-related crime. (Source: Crime Time by Safe Place)
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      20

  • 2. 
    Every _____ minutes a teen is arrested for a drug-related crime. (Source: Crime Time by Safe Place)
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20

  • 3. 
    Most teens are arrested for ____________________. (Source: ODDJP)
    • A. 

      Curfew violations

    • B. 

      Drug use

    • C. 

      Disorderly conduct/fighting

    • D. 

      Theft/stealing

  • 4. 
    __________% of juveniles have never been arrested. (Source: dcba.org)
    • A. 

      80

    • B. 

      85

    • C. 

      90

    • D. 

      94

  • 5. 
    Juveniles were responsible for ________% of all murders in the USA in 2006. (Source: OJJDP)
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20

  • 6. 
    During the school week, when are juveniles are most likely to commit violent crimes? (Source: OJJDP)
    • A. 

      Before school

    • B. 

      During school

    • C. 

      Right after school

    • D. 

      In the evening

  • 7. 
    In 2006, juvenile females committed more of these 3 crimes than juvenile males did:(Source: OJJDP, Custody Data)CHOOSE 3 ANSWERS BELOW:
    • A. 

      Drug use or sales

    • B. 

      Simple assult (causes bodily injury to someone else)

    • C. 

      Theft (stealing)

    • D. 

      Parole, probation, or court violations

  • 8. 
    Between 1985 and 2005, most juveniles were on probation for this type of crime:(Source: OJJDP, Probation)
    • A. 

      Drug use or sales

    • B. 

      Assult against a person

    • C. 

      School truancies

    • D. 

      Damaging property

  • 9. 
    About how many juveniles in the United States were arrested in 2008?(Source: OJJDP, Juvenile Arrests)
    • A. 

      50,000

    • B. 

      500,000

    • C. 

      1,000,000 (1 million)

    • D. 

      2,000,000 (2 million)

  • 10. 
    Of the 2 million juveniles arrested in 2008, 1/4 (or 25%) of the juveniles arrested for violent crimes were age:(Source: OJJDP, Juvenile Arrests)
    • A. 

      15 or younger

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      17

    • D. 

      18

  • 11. 
    What is the most common school crime?(Source: OJJDP, School Crime Victimization 1992-2006)
    • A. 

      Drug use or sales

    • B. 

      Property damage

    • C. 

      Theft (stealing)

    • D. 

      Truancies

  • 12. 
    True or False:  Before the year 1900, juveniles aged 14+ who committed crimes were charged in the same courts as adults, were put into adult prisons, and received the same sentences as adults (even execution).(Source: buildingblocksforyouth.org)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    In 1988, the US Supreme Court ruled that no person under the age of _____ may be executed for a crime. (Source: onlinelawyersource.com)
    • A. 

      14

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      16

    • D. 

      17

  • 14. 
    Juveniles are involved in 1 in 4 (or 25% of) ___________.(Source: onlinelawyersource.com)
    • A. 

      Murders

    • B. 

      Weapons violations

    • C. 

      Robberies

    • D. 

      Drug use/abuse

  • 15. 
    If you are a juvenile who commits a crime in Illinois and are found guilty, you can be placed on court supervision for up to _____________________.(Source: OJJDP)
    • A. 

      12 months (1 year)

    • B. 

      24 months (2 years)

    • C. 

      36 months (3 years)

    • D. 

      48 months (4 years)