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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 residential placement 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]
  • What is the female proportion of juveniles in residential placement? [Answer]
  • How do residential placement rates vary by race? [Answer]
  • How old are most juveniles in residential placement? [Answer]
  • Does the race/ethnicity profile of juvenile offenders in residential placement vary by offense? [Answer]
  • Does the race/ethnicity profile of juveniles in residential placement vary by offense and gender? [Answer]
  • Does the minority proportion of juvenile offenders in residential placement vary by state and placement status? [Answer]
  • What is the female proportion of minority juveniles in residential placement? [Answer]
  • What is the minority proportion of females in residential placement? [Answer]
  • How do female residential placement rates vary by race/ethnicity and State? [Answer]
  • How do male residential placement rates vary by race/ethnicity and State? [Answer]

Offenses

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

Time in Placement

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

Facility Characteristics

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

State Comparisons

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

 

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