Arrests is measured by the unique juvenile/offense entry date combinations where the youth was NOT in secure placement RYDC or YDC at the time of the entry. Arrest category may represent referrals to law enforcement, juvenile court, or DJJ. Number of juvenile arrests represents number of unique referrals. Each referral can represent more than one charge.
Source: DJJ for 142 counties. MISSING for 17 counties (Chatham, Clayton, Cobb, Columbia, Crawford, DeKalb, Dougherty, Floyd, Fulton, Glynn, Gordon, Gwinnett, Hall, Peach, Spalding, Troup, Whitfield)