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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provide the latest answers to the most commonly asked questions about Juveniles in Corrections. Here you can learn about the number and characteristics of juveniles in custody nationwide and in each state. You can also learn about the facilities where these juveniles reside.

Custody Data (1995 & before)

  • How many juveniles were held in detention, correctional, or shelter facilities on a given day in the U.S. in 1995? [Answer]
  • Compared with private facilities, were more juveniles in public facilities held for law violations in 1995? [Answer]
  • Were most juvenile offenders in custody being held for violent offenses in 1995? [Answer]
  • On average, how long did juveniles stay in custody in 1995? [Answer]
  • Did the number of juveniles held in public facilities increase substantially between 1983 and 1995? [Answer]
  • How did the offense profile of the public facility custody population change between 1983 and 1995? [Answer]

Custody Data (1997-Present)

Demographics

  • How many juveniles are held in residential placement on a given day in the U.S.? [Answer] updated icon
  • What is the female proportion of juveniles in residential placement? [Answer] updated icon
  • How do residential placement rates vary by race? [Answer] updated icon
  • How old are most juveniles in residential placement? [Answer] updated icon
  • Does the race/ethnicity profile of juvenile offenders in residential placement vary by offense? [Answer] updated icon
  • Does the race/ethnicity profile of juveniles in residential placement vary by offense and gender? [Answer] updated icon
  • Does the minority proportion of juvenile offenders in residential placement vary by state and placement status? [Answer] updated icon
  • What is the female proportion of minority juveniles in residential placement? [Answer] updated icon
  • What is the minority proportion of females in residential placement? [Answer] updated icon
  • How do female residential placement rates vary by race/ethnicity and State? [Answer] updated icon
  • How do male residential placement rates vary by race/ethnicity and State? [Answer] updated icon

Offenses

  • Does the offense profile of juveniles held in residential placement vary by State? [Answer] updated icon
  • Does the race/ethnicity profile of juvenile offenders in residential placement vary by offense? [Answer] updated icon
  • How does the type of offense resulting in placement vary by race/ethnicity? [Answer] updated icon
  • How does the type of offense resulting in placement vary by sex? [Answer] updated icon
  • Does the offense profile of detained juveniles in residential placement vary by state? [Answer] updated icon
  • Does the offense profile of committed juveniles in residential placement vary by state? [Answer] updated icon

Time in Placement

  • Does time in placement vary for detained juveniles and committed juveniles? [Answer] updated icon
  • Does time in placement vary by sex? [Answer] updated icon
  • Does time in placement vary by race/ethnicity? [Answer] updated icon
  • Does time in placement vary by type of offense for committed offenders? [Answer] updated icon
  • How long do juveniles stay in juvenile residential placement facilities? [Answer] updated icon
  • Does time in placement vary by type of offense for detained offenders? [Answer] updated icon

Facility Characteristics

  • Are most juvenile offenders held in small facilities? [Answer] new icon
  • Do public facilities hold more juveniles than private facilities? [Answer] new icon
  • How many juvenile residential placement facilities hold female offenders? [Answer] updated icon
  • Do residential placement facilities hold both juvenile offenders younger than age 13 with older teen offenders? [Answer] updated icon
  • Do residential placement facilities hold both violent juvenile offenders with nonviolent offenders? [Answer] updated icon
  • Did detention centers hold more residents in 1997 than in 1995? [Answer]

State Comparisons

  • How do residential placement rates vary by State? [Answer] updated icon
  • What factors influence State residential placement rates? [Answer] updated icon
  • How do States vary in their use of private facilities? [Answer] updated icon
  • Does the offense profile of juveniles held in residential placement vary by State? [Answer] updated icon
  • What is the female proportion of juveniles in residential placement? [Answer] updated icon
  • How do residential placement rates vary by race? [Answer] updated icon
  • How do female residential placement rates vary by race/ethnicity and State? [Answer] updated icon
  • How do male residential placement rates vary by race/ethnicity and State? [Answer] updated icon

 

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