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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 October 26, 2011, but this proportion varied by State and the type of placement.

Female proportion of minority juveniles in residential placement, 2011

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

U.S. total 12% 10% 13% 15%
Alabama 10% 8% 14% 10%
Alaska 15% *15% *10% *16%
Arizona 13% 12% *25% 17%
Arkansas 15% *18% 11% 22%
California 11% 9% 14% 13%

Colorado 11% 7% 15% 14%
Connecticut 12% 0% -- *27%
Delaware 6% *5% -- *0%
District of Columbia 8% *5% *10% 11%
Florida 14% 4% 15% 15%

Georgia 11% 11% *0% 13%
Hawaii *17% *8% -- *22%
Idaho 17% *19% -- *13%
Illinois 11% 12% *4% 10%
Indiana 17% 12% 24% 20%

Iowa 13% *9% 13% *18%
Kansas 11% 8% *0% 18%
Kentucky 9% 7% *11% 11%
Louisiana 11% 5% 14% 16%
Maine *10% *11% -- --

Maryland 8% 5% 6% 10%
Massachusetts 11% *8% 12% 12%
Michigan 19% 23% 19% 17%
Minnesota 11% 9% 11% 21%
Mississippi 13% 10% -- *16%

Missouri 9% 10% -- 9%
Montana *27% *25% -- --
Nebraska 27% 29% 36% *15%
Nevada 13% 12% *23% 13%
New Hampshire -- -- -- --

New Jersey 7% 7% *14% 8%
New Mexico 12% 12% *0% 13%
New York 19% 15% 22% 21%
North Carolina 10% 9% *17% 10%
North Dakota *33% *30% *33% --

Ohio 11% 8% *6% 18%
Oklahoma 17% 13% *33% 18%
Oregon 10% 6% *14% *20%
Pennsylvania 11% 9% 9% 19%
Rhode Island 10% -- *0% *16%

South Carolina 8% *6% 0% 19%
South Dakota 37% *37% *39% *36%
Tennessee 7% 5% *5% 9%
Texas 13% 10% 17% 17%
Utah 16% 14% *14% *19%

Vermont -- -- -- --
Virginia 11% 8% -- 16%
Washington 13% 13% -- 13%
West Virginia 11% *8% *0% *21%
Wisconsin 10% 7% 14% 11%
Wyoming *30% *36% *22% --

-- 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: Note: U.S. total excludes youth in tribal facilities. U.S. total includes 1,569 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 (5) 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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  • Overall, females accounted for 12% of minority juveniles in residential placement. Similarly, females accounted for 14% of all juveniles in residential placement.
  • Nationally, the female proportion of minorities in residential placement was smaller for juveniles committed to public facilities (10%) than for those committed to private facilities (13%) or detained juveniles (15%). This was true for most States; however, the female proportion of minorities committed to public facilities varied widely across States (from 0% to 37%).

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08206.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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