This report describes delinquency & status offense cases handled between 1987 & 1996 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. Such courts may handle a variety of matters, including child abuse & neglect, traffic violations, child support, & adoptions. This report focuses on cases involving juveniles charged with law violations (delinquency or status offenses). Chapters: national estimates of delinquency cases; national estimates of petitioned status offense cases; methods; glossary of terms; appendix: reported juvenile court cases disposed in 1996, by county. Over 100 charts & tables. Comprehensive!Stahl, Anne L. is the author of 'Juvenile Court Statistics, 1996', published 1999 under ISBN 9780788188541 and ISBN 0788188542.