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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: What is the female proportion of juveniles in residential placement?
A: Nationally, females accounted for 14% of juvenile offenders in residential placement in 2011.

Female proportion of juveniles in residential placement, 2011

State of offense Overall
      Committed     
Detained
Public Private

U.S. total 14 % 11 % 14 % 16 %
Alabama 13   8   20   13  
Alaska 15   *14   *17   *15  
Arizona 16   13   *23   20  
Arkansas 14   19   9   20  
California 12   10   15   14  

Colorado 13   9   14   18  
Connecticut 12   0   *29   26  
Delaware 7   *4   *29   *4  
District of Columbia 8   *5   *9   11  
Florida 15   5   16   15  

Georgia 12   12   0   14  
Hawaii *21   *14   --   *22  
Idaho 14   13   --   16  
Illinois 12   12   7   12  
Indiana 20   14   26   22  

Iowa 15   9   17   20  
Kansas 11   6   3   19  
Kentucky 10   7   *15   14  
Louisiana 12   6   16   17  
Maine 13   11   --   *25  

Maryland 9   5   9   10  
Massachusetts 12   *7   13   13  
Michigan 20   24   19   18  
Minnesota 11   10   10   15  
Mississippi 14   11   --   18  

Missouri 13   14   *13   8  
Montana 21   *17   *33   *25  
Nebraska 31   33   39   20  
Nevada 14   13   *26   12  
New Hampshire *33   *31   *31   --  

New Jersey 7   7   *11   8  
New Mexico 13   12   *0   15  
New York 19   15   20   22  
North Carolina 11   9   *15   11  
North Dakota 29   *20   *33   --  

Ohio 14   11   8   21  
Oklahoma 15   10   *23   19  
Oregon 11   9   15   17  
Pennsylvania 12   10   10   21  
Rhode Island 8   --   *0   14  

South Carolina 11   9   1   22  
South Dakota 29   31   29   *28  
Tennessee 10   5   14   15  
Texas 14   10   16   18  
Utah 16   13   16   20  

Vermont *8   --   --   --  
Virginia 12   9   --   17  
Washington 14   14   *0   16  
West Virginia 17   11   13   24  
Wisconsin 12   9   15   15  

-- Too few juveniles (fewer than 20) to calculate a reliable percentage.
* Percent based on a small denominator (fewer than 100 but at least 20 in the denominator).

Notes: U.S. total excludes youth in tribal facilities but includes 2,324 juvenile offenders for whom State of offense was not reported (most of these youth are in private facilities). U.S. total includes a small number of offenders (5) who committed their offense in a U.S. Territory.

To preserve the privacy of the juvenile residents, state cell counts have been rounded to the nearest multiple of three. Detail may not add to total because of rounding. Percentages are based on rounded totals. More information on this rounding rule is available on the EZACJRP Web site.

[ Map of female proportion ]  [ Excel file ]

  • The female proportion of committed offenders was higher in private facilities (14%) than in public facilities (11%).
  • The female proportion was higher for detained offenders (16%) than for committed offenders (12% for public and private facilities combined).
  • In 5 states and the District of Columbia, females represented no more than 10% of offenders in residential placement; in 17 states, females represented at least 15% of offenders in placement.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08202.asp?qaDate=2011. Released on September 24, 2013.

Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement 2011 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.

 

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