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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: How does the type of offense resulting in placement vary by sex?
A: Females were more likely than males to be held for technical violations or status offenses.

Offense profile of juveniles in residential placement by sex, 2010

Most serious offense Total Male Female

Total 100 % 100 % 100 %
  Delinquency 96   97   89  
   Person 37   37   32  
    Criminal homicide 1   1   1  
    Sexual assault 7   7   1  
    Robbery 10   11   4  
    Aggravated assault 9   9   8  
    Simple assault 8   7   14  
    Other person 3   3   4  
   Property 24   25   19  
    Burglary 10   11   4  
    Theft 5   5   7  
    Auto theft 3   4   3  
    Arson 1   1   1  
    Other property 4   4   4  
   Drug 7   7   7  
    Drug trafficking 1   2   1  
    Other drug 6   6   6  
   Public order 11   12   9  
    Weapons 4   5   1  
    Other public order 7   7   8  
   Technical violation* 16   16   22  
  Status 4   3   11  

* Technical violations include violations of probation, parole, and valid court order.

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  • Status offenders were 11% and person offenders were 32% of females in residential placement in 2010. By comparison, status offenders were 3% and person offenders were 37% of males in placement.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08304.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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