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Juveniles in Corrections
Demographics
Q: What is the female proportion of juveniles in residential placement?
A: Nationally, females accounted for 14% of juvenile offenders in residential placement in 2013.

Female proportion of juveniles in residential placement, 2013

 
      Committed      
 
State of offense Overall Public Private Detained

U.S. total 14% 11% 16% 16%
Alabama 12% 0% 27% 9%
Alaska 12% *12% *7% *15%
Arizona 21% 10% *95% 22%
Arkansas 15% 12% 13% 18%
California 13% 11% 13% 15%

Colorado 11% 7% 13% 13%
Connecticut 13% 0% -- 22%
Delaware 15% *9% -- *15%
District of Columbia 11% *0% *8% 17%
Florida 12% *15% 11% 14%

Georgia 14% 12% *6% 17%
Hawaii *23% *29% -- *18%
Idaho 15% 15% *0% 17%
Illinois 9% 9% 5% 10%
Indiana 21% 16% 28% 19%

Iowa 18% 8% 20% 19%
Kansas 14% 9% 18% 22%
Kentucky 9% 7% *10% 13%
Louisiana 9% 6% 11% 14%
Maine 7% 7% -- *8%

Maryland 11% 8% 10% 13%
Massachusetts 8% *8% 8% 9%
Michigan 17% 24% 13% 16%
Minnesota 14% 12% 16% 18%
Mississippi 15% 13% -- *18%

Missouri 15% 16% *12% 10%
Montana 18% *9% -- *25%
Nebraska 28% 28% *35% 27%
Nevada 18% 13% *21% *22%
New Hampshire *15% *12% -- --

New Jersey 7% 5% *8% 10%
New Mexico 17% 15% -- 23%
New York 18% 11% 20% 24%
North Carolina 15% 9% *17% 14%
North Dakota 26% *29% *21% --

Ohio 13% 10% 2% 17%
Oklahoma 13% 0% *25% 18%
Oregon 13% 10% 20% 16%
Pennsylvania 12% 15% 10% 19%
Rhode Island 4% *7% *0% *0%

South Carolina 11% 12% 7% 21%
South Dakota 21% 25% 18% *19%
Tennessee 7% 0% *35% 14%
Texas 14% 12% 13% 16%
Utah 17% 10% 24% 19%

Vermont *22% -- -- --
Virginia 13% 12% *0% 16%
Washington 15% 12% *13% 24%
West Virginia 26% 9% 32% 35%
Wisconsin 15% 12% 16% 20%
Wyoming 36% *34% *35% --

-- 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: The information in this table is based on the state where the offense was committed. However, the state of offense is not always reported. Youth for whom state of offense was unknown are included in U.S. totals (2,648 in 2013). These instances are not evenly distributed across states. As such, users should exercise caution when examining state-level trends or comparing states. Visit the EZACJRP methods section for more information.

U.S. total excludes youth in tribal facilities.

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.

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  • The female proportion of committed offenders was higher in private facilities (16%) than in public facilities (11%).
  • The female proportion was higher for detained offenders (16%) than for committed offenders (13% for public and private facilities combined).
  • In 8 states, females represented no more than 10% of offenders in residential placement; in 25 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=2013. Released on October 02, 2015.

Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement 2013 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.

 

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