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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 13% of juvenile offenders in residential placement in 2010.

Female proportion of juveniles in residential placement, 2010

State of offense Overall
      Committed     
Detained
Public Private

U.S. total 13 % 11 % 13 % 16 %
Alabama 14   10   18   13  
Alaska 15   17   *13   12  
Arizona 18   13   *31   22  
Arkansas 14   23   11   16  
California 12   10   9   14  

Colorado 15   11   15   15  
Connecticut 16   *0   *21   23  
Delaware 10   5   *15   *12  
District of Columbia 7   *0   *9   *10  
Florida 14   13   13   17  

Georgia 12   12   6   11  
Hawaii 28   *19   --   *33  
Idaho 15   16   *9   15  
Illinois 12   13   12   9  
Indiana 19   14   27   20  

Iowa 16   10   19   14  
Kansas 11   7   7   19  
Kentucky 16   10   *62   16  
Louisiana 11   6   12   14  
Maine 15   13   --   --  

Maryland 7   4   16   7  
Massachusetts 15   10   13   25  
Michigan 19   25   16   19  
Minnesota 13   12   15   11  
Mississippi 16   12   --   21  

Missouri 16   15   *20   16  
Montana 19   *12   *23   *29  
Nebraska 35   33   40   29  
Nevada 15   12   *46   15  
New Hampshire 15   *18   *27   --  

New Jersey 7   7   *0   8  
New Mexico 14   11   *19   18  
New York 20   15   23   23  
North Carolina 14   11   *30   14  
North Dakota 25   *33   *14   --  

Ohio 11   8   3   18  
Oklahoma 13   9   *20   16  
Oregon 12   10   13   18  
Pennsylvania 8   7   6   15  
Rhode Island 4   *9   0   --  

South Carolina 12   13   3   19  
South Dakota 26   24   27   22  
Tennessee 11   10   11   16  
Texas 13   11   9   16  
Utah 13   10   9   23  

Vermont *9   --   --   --  
Virginia 11   7   --   17  
Washington 12   11   *29   14  
West Virginia 12   *16   5   15  
Wisconsin 16   14   15   20  

-- 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 2,567 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 (1) 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.

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Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08202.asp?qaDate=2010. Released on September 24, 2013.

Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement 2010 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.

 

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