||Are most juvenile offenders held in small facilities?
||More than half of facilities were small (holding 20 or fewer residents), but nearly half of juvenile offenders were held in medium facilities (holding 21-100 residents) in 2010.
Juveniles in residential placement by facility size and facility type, 2010
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|Note: Detail may not add to total because of rounding.
- Although the largest facilities—those holding more than 200 residents—accounted for only 2% of all facilities, they held 16% of all juvenile offenders in residential placement.
- Inversely, although the smallest facilities—those holding 10 or fewer residents—accounted for 32% of all facilities, they held only 5% of all juvenile offenders in placement.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book
. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08501.asp?qaDate=2010.
Released on September 24, 2013.
Adapted from Hockenberry, S., Sickmund, M., and Sladky, A. (2013). Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2010: Selected Findings
. Washington, D.C.: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Data Source: Authors' analysis of the Juvenile Residential Facility Census 2010
[machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.
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