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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: Does the offense profile of juveniles held in residential placement vary by state?
A: Most States had a greater proportion of juveniles held for person crimes than for property crimes.

Offense profile of juveniles held in residential placement by State, 2010

  Most serious offense
State of offense Total Person Property Drug Public
order
Technical
violations
Status

U.S. total 100% 37% 24% 7% 11% 16% 4%
Alabama 100% 28% 23% 10% 10% 22% 7%
Alaska 100% 24% 21% 3% 11% 21% 20%
Arizona 100% 26% 23% 13% 12% 24% 3%
Arkansas 100% 37% 24% 6% 14% 15% 5%
California 100% 40% 19% 3% 13% 23% 1%

Colorado 100% 36% 30% 7% 15% 8% 3%
Connecticut 100% 30% 14% 4% 12% 35% 4%
Delaware 100% 43% 18% 8% 15% 14% 1%
District of Columbia 100% 53% 23% 10% 12% 0% 3%
Florida 100% 29% 36% 8% 9% 17% 1%

Georgia 100% 43% 26% 3% 12% 13% 4%
Hawaii 100% 35% 28% 3% 5% 28% 3%
Idaho 100% 31% 30% 13% 13% 10% 4%
Illinois 100% 38% 23% 10% 10% 18% 1%
Indiana 100% 25% 29% 11% 14% 13% 7%

Iowa 100% 41% 24% 11% 9% 5% 9%
Kansas 100% 43% 26% 8% 11% 8% 4%
Kentucky 100% 40% 20% 7% 11% 15% 7%
Louisiana 100% 31% 37% 6% 10% 5% 10%
Maine 100% 34% 50% 5% 11% 0% 0%

Maryland 100% 34% 26% 21% 8% 7% 4%
Massachusetts 100% 51% 23% 5% 14% 5% 3%
Michigan 100% 31% 24% 5% 11% 20% 9%
Minnesota 100% 44% 22% 3% 13% 12% 5%
Mississippi 100% 16% 42% 9% 17% 15% 1%

Missouri 100% 28% 29% 8% 12% 14% 10%
Montana 100% 36% 41% 5% 5% 11% 3%
Nebraska 100% 28% 30% 7% 14% 9% 12%
Nevada 100% 26% 24% 14% 12% 18% 5%
New Hampshire 100% 49% 18% 5% 5% 3% 23%

New Jersey 100% 43% 11% 10% 13% 23% 1%
New Mexico 100% 29% 13% 9% 10% 38% 2%
New York 100% 41% 24% 5% 9% 8% 12%
North Carolina 100% 40% 40% 5% 8% 1% 8%
North Dakota 100% 21% 20% 13% 11% 2% 34%

Ohio 100% 45% 22% 4% 12% 16% 2%
Oklahoma 100% 42% 29% 9% 9% 8% 1%
Oregon 100% 50% 21% 3% 14% 10% 2%
Pennsylvania 100% 28% 17% 13% 13% 22% 8%
Rhode Island 100% 30% 24% 13% 17% 12% 2%

South Carolina 100% 36% 19% 3% 13% 24% 5%
South Dakota 100% 22% 16% 10% 16% 19% 17%
Tennessee 100% 43% 29% 8% 6% 12% 2%
Texas 100% 40% 23% 7% 8% 21% 1%
Utah 100% 29% 21% 12% 21% 12% 4%

Vermont *100% *36% *18% *9% *9% *0% *27%
Virginia 100% 45% 27% 4% 7% 15% 2%
Washington 100% 43% 29% 4% 11% 10% 2%
West Virginia 100% 35% 26% 8% 9% 15% 7%
Wisconsin 100% 45% 28% 6% 15% 2% 5%
Wyoming 100% 18% 20% 13% 6% 12% 33%

-- 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 but includes 2,567 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 offenders (1) who committed their offense in a U.S. Territory. tribal facilities.

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. Percentages are based on rounded totals. 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/qa08301.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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