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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: How does the type of offense resulting in placement vary by race/ethnicity?
A: Offense profiles of youth in residential placement did not vary substantially by race/ethnicity.

Offense profile of juveniles in residential placement by race/ethnicity, 2010

  Minority
Most serious offense Total White Total
Minority
Black Hispanic American
Indian1
Asian1

Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
  Delinquency 96% 94% 96% 96% 98% 88% 94%
   Person 37% 32% 39% 40% 37% 31% 41%
    Criminal homicide 1% 1% 2% 1% 2% 2% 3%
    Sexual assault 7% 11% 5% 4% 5% 7% 4%
    Robbery 10% 3% 13% 16% 10% 3% 11%
    Aggravated assault 9% 6% 10% 9% 12% 6% 14%
    Simple assault 8% 9% 7% 7% 6% 11% 6%
    Other person 3% 3% 2% 2% 3% 2% 3%
   Property 24% 26% 23% 24% 21% 21% 24%
    Burglary 10% 10% 10% 11% 9% 8% 11%
    Theft 5% 6% 5% 5% 4% 4% 5%
    Auto theft 3% 4% 3% 4% 3% 4% 5%
    Arson 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0%
    Other property 4% 5% 4% 4% 5% 5% 3%
   Drug 7% 9% 6% 6% 7% 9% 5%
    Drug trafficking 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1%
    Other drug 6% 7% 5% 4% 5% 8% 5%
   Public order 11% 11% 12% 11% 13% 11% 11%
    Weapons 4% 2% 5% 5% 5% 2% 5%
    Other public order 7% 9% 6% 6% 7% 9% 6%
   Technical violation* 16% 16% 16% 14% 20% 16% 13%
  Status 4% 6% 4% 4% 2% 12% 6%

1American Indian includes Alaskan Natives; Asian includes Pacific Islanders.
* Technical violations include violations of probation, parole, and valid court order.

Notes: Race proportions do not include youth of Hispanic ethnicity. Totals include a small number of youth for whom race/ethnicity was not reported or was reported as other. Detail may not total 100% because of rounding or because all offenses are not presented.

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Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08303.asp?qaDate=2010. Released on December 09, 2011.

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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