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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

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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 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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