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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: What is the female proportion of minority juveniles in residential placement?
A: Females accounted for 12% of minority juveniles in residential placement on February 24, 2010, but this proportion varied by State and the type of placement.

Female proportion of minority juveniles in residential placement, 2010

  Female proportion of minorities
 
      Committed      
 
State of offense Overall Public Private Detained

U.S. total 12% 10% 12% 14%
Alabama 13% 9% 18% 14%
Alaska 14% *15% *22% *10%
Arizona 17% 13% *33% 20%
Arkansas 14% *23% 10% *19%
California 11% 10% 8% 13%

Colorado 14% 12% 15% 15%
Connecticut 15% *0% *15% 23%
Delaware 10% *7% *20% *11%
District of Columbia 7% *0% *0% *10%
Florida 12% 11% 11% 17%

Georgia 11% 12% 4% 11%
Hawaii 27% *21% -- *33%
Idaho 17% *15% -- *15%
Illinois 11% 13% 14% 8%
Indiana 17% 9% 27% 20%

Iowa 16% *10% 19% *18%
Kansas 11% 7% *5% 19%
Kentucky 13% 8% -- 12%
Louisiana 10% 6% 12% 14%
Maine *11% *14% -- --

Maryland 7% 3% 14% 6%
Massachusetts 12% 5% 11% 23%
Michigan 18% 24% 16% 17%
Minnesota 13% 9% 16% 13%
Mississippi 15% 10% -- 21%

Missouri 13% 12% *29% 13%
Montana *22% *14% -- *25%
Nebraska 34% 36% 37% 27%
Nevada 12% 9% -- 15%
New Hampshire *13% -- -- --

New Jersey 7% 6% *0% 7%
New Mexico 13% 8% *20% 17%
New York 19% 15% 21% 24%
North Carolina 11% 9% *23% 12%
North Dakota *29% *33% *17% --

Ohio 9% 5% 3% 17%
Oklahoma 12% 7% *36% 13%
Oregon 11% 10% *12% *13%
Pennsylvania 7% 7% 5% 16%
Rhode Island 6% *13% *0% --

South Carolina 10% 11% 1% 17%
South Dakota 33% *32% 36% *24%
Tennessee 9% 9% *0% 9%
Texas 12% 10% 7% 15%
Utah 14% 9% *13% *25%

Vermont -- -- -- --
Virginia 9% 6% -- 13%
Washington 13% 12% -- 15%
West Virginia 13% -- *4% *11%
Wisconsin 14% 11% 13% 18%
Wyoming *36% *30% *40% --

-- 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. U.S. total includes 1,654 minority 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 minority offenders (1) who committed their offense in a U.S. Territory.

Minorities include blacks, Hispanics, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Asians/Pacific Islanders, and juveniles identified as other race/ethnicity.

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. 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/qa08206.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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