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Juveniles in Corrections
Q: How many juveniles are held in residential placement on a given day in the U.S.?
A: Nationally, 54,148 juvenile offenders were held in residential placement facilities on October 23, 2013.
One day count of juveniles in residential placement facilities, 1997-2013

Notes: The census reference dates were 10/29/1997, 10/27/1999, 10/25/2000, 10/24/2001, 10/23/2002, 10/22/2003, 10/27/2004, 02/22/2006, 10/24/2007, 10/22/2008, 02/24/2010, 10/26/2011, 10/24/2012, 10/23/2013.

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  • Information about youth in residential placement and the facilities that hold these youth are based on two OJJDP data collections: the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP) and the Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC), respectively. Combined, these data collections provide a one-day count of the youth residential placement population.
  • The vast majority of residents in juvenile residential placement facilities on October 23, 2013 were juvenile offenders (90%).
  • The one-day count of juvenile offenders in residential placement fell 48% between 1997 and 2013.
  • More than two-thirds (68%) of juvenile offenders were held in public facilities in 2013 - and more than half (52%) of these youth were in local facilities.

  • Data collection reference dates: 10/29/1997 (CJRP), 10/27/1999 (CJRP), 10/25/2000 (JRFC), 10/24/2001 (CJRP), 10/23/2002 (JRFC), 10/22/2003 (CJRP), 10/27/2004 (JRFC), 02/22/2006 (CJRP), 10/24/2007 (CJRP), 10/22/2008 (JRFC), 02/24/2010 (CJRP), 10/26/2011 (CJRP), 10/24/2012 (JRFC), and 10/23/2013 (CJRP).

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08201.asp?qaDate=2013. Released on April 27, 2015.

Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement for the years 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2013 and the Juvenile Residential Facility Census for the years 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2012. [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.


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