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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

 
      Committed      
 
State of offense Overall Public Private Detained

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%
Wyoming 30% *42% 23% --

-- 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.

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  • 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 8 states, 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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