|Custody Data (1997-Present)
||How do custody rates vary by race?
||For every 100,000 non-Hispanic black juveniles living in the U.S., 606 were in a residential placement facility on February 24, 2010 - for Hispanics the rate was 229, and for non-Hispanic whites it was 128.
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- In all but 8 states, the custody rate for black juvenile offenders exceeded the rate for other race/ethnicity groups.
- Nationally, the ratio of the custody rate for minorities to that for whites was 2.8 to 1.
- In 32 states, the ratio between the minority-to-white custody rate was above the national average. In 18 states, the minority-to-white custody rate was more than 4 to 1.
- In Arizona, Florida, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, and Wyoming the ratio was less than 2 to 1.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08203.asp?qaDate=2010.
Released on December 09, 2011.
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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