Youth Services - Statistics 

Who are the youth
served by the
Department of Youth Services?

The Department of Youth Services is part of Lane County's public safety system. DYS staff work with juveniles referred by law enforcement, that is youth who have been cited or arrested for law violations.

In 2009, there were 1,576 individual juvenile offenders in Lane County.  Juvenile offenders were referred by law enforcement to the juvenile department 2, 244 times for 3,599 crimes.  On average, each youth committed 2.28 crimes.
    
Between 2008 and 2009:

  • Person crimes decreased by 10.6% (282 to 242).
  • Property crime decreased 13.2% (991 to 860).
  • Other crime increased 2.5 % (447 to 458).
  • Total crime decreased 8.0% (2,440 to 2,244).                        


    LANE COUNTY JUVENILE CRIME

    CRIMINAL REFERRALS BY TYPE OF CRIME

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2005

    2006

    2007

    2008

    2009

    08-'09 % Change

    '05-'09 % Change

    Persons:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Assault

    199

    214

    205

    200

    189

    -5.5%

    -5.0%

    Homicide Related

    1

    1

    1

    1

    0

    -100.0%

    -100.0%

    Sex Offense

    67

    52

    60

    70

    55

    -21.4%

    -17.9%

    Person Other

    12

    9

    18

    11

    8

    -27.3%

    -33.3%

    SUB TOTAL:

    279

    276

    284

    282

    252

    -10.6%

    -9.7%

    Property:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Arson

    38

    59

    31

    18

    18

    0.0%

    -52.6%

    Burglary

    104

    118

    111

    114

    95

    -16.7%

    -8.7%

    Criminal Mischief

    123

    252

    174

    180

    135

    -25.0%

    9.8%

    Criminal Trespass

    187

    254

    192

    118

    116

    -1.7%

    -38.0%

    Robbery

    9

    13

    22

    13

    15

    15.4%

    66.7%

    Theft

    602

    601

    527

    532

    472

    -11.3%

    -21.6%

    Property Other

    6

    6

    14

    16

    9

    -43.8%

    50.0%

    SUB TOTAL:

    1069

    1303

    1071

    991

    860

    -13.2%

    -19.6%

    Other Criminal:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Alcohol/Substance

    185

    175

    210

    233

    235

    0.9%

    27.0%

    Disorderly Conduct

    53

    61

    59

    51

    56

    9.8%

    5.7%

    Fraud/Deception

    18

    22

    10

    14

    13

    -7.1%

    -27.8%

    Harassment

    61

    68

    66

    52

    57

    9.6%

    -6.6%

    Public Order Other

    7

    6

    6

    9

    8

    -11.1%

    14.3%

    Weapons

    25

    38

    38

    28

    21

    -25.0%

    -16.0%

    Criminal Other

    70

    62

    75

    60

    68

    13.3%

    -2.9%

    SUB TOTAL:

    419

    432

    464

    447

    458

    2.5%

    9.3%

    GRAND TOTAL:

    2594

    2869

    2750

    2440

    2244

    -8.0%

    -13.5%

    Referrals are law enforcement reports with incidents of juvenile criminal activity.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Between 2005 and 2009:
    • Person crimes decreased by 9.7%
    • Property crimes decreased by 19.6%
    • Other Crimes increased by 9.3%
    • Crimes with an increase include: Criminal mischief (9.8%), Robbery (66.7%), property other (50.0%), alcohol/substance (27.0%), disorderly conduct (5.7%), and public order other (14.3%)