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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: What is the minority proportion of females in residential placement?
A: Nationally, minority juveniles made up 61% of females in residential placement on February 24, 2010.

Minority proportion of female juveniles in residential placement, 2010

State of offense
          Minority proportion of females          
 
    Committed    
 
Overall Public Private Detained

U.S. total 61 % 61 % 54 % 66 %
Alabama 60   *62   *56   *67  
Alaska *57   *57   --   --  
Arizona 63   *70   *56   *56  
Arkansas 59   *60   *50   *75  
California 81   83   *70   81  

Colorado 54   *60   *60   *55  
Connecticut *76   --   *57   *80  
Delaware *88   --   --   --  
District of Columbia --   --   --   --  
Florida 56   51   56   62  

Georgia 81   *83   --   *76  
Hawaii *91   --   --   --  
Idaho *29   *25   --   *29  
Illinois 65   64   *67   *70  
Indiana 38   27   37   49  

Iowa 38   --   *36   --  
Kansas *52   *56   --   *53  
Kentucky 30   *31   *23   *31  
Louisiana 76   *78   *80   *80  
Maine *11   *14   --   --  

Maryland *86   --   *78   *80  
Massachusetts *55   --   *50   *63  
Michigan 59   48   67   60  
Minnesota 56   *41   *62   *75  
Mississippi *79   *71   --   *83  

Missouri 42   36   --   *50  
Montana *50   --   --   --  
Nebraska 55   *62   48   *60  
Nevada 58   *56   --   *67  
New Hampshire --   --   --   --  

New Jersey *82   *85   --   *86  
New Mexico *74   *64   --   *80  
New York 72   91   56   88  
North Carolina 56   *69   *43   *63  
North Dakota *50   *43   --   --  

Ohio 44   33   --   54  
Oklahoma *59   *56   --   *50  
Oregon 35   *43   *30   *22  
Pennsylvania 66   *75   60   *71  
Rhode Island --   --   --   --  

South Carolina 58   *60   --   *57  
South Dakota 72   *75   *71   *63  
Tennessee *47   *63   --   *30  
Texas 72   73   *54   73  
Utah *40   *40   --   *40  

Vermont --   --   --   --  
Virginia 55   *61   --   51  
Washington 54   *56   --   *56  
West Virginia *26   --   --   *13  
Wisconsin 52   *50   *42   *64  
Wyoming *27   *21   *29   --  

-- 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 but includes 272 female juvenile offenders for whom State of offense was not reported (most of these youth are in private facilities).

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/qa08207.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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