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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, 2011

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  • Nationally, 24% of juveniles in residential placement were being held for property crimes. In comparison, 37% were held for person offenses.
  • Person offenders made up 40% or more of the placement population in 18 states and in the District of Columbia.
  • States with the highest proportion of property offenders included: Mississippi (49%), and Hawaii (45%).
  • The proportion of juveniles held for drug offenses ranged from 20% (Nevada) to less than 1% (Vermont).

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08301.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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