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Juveniles in Corrections
Facility Characteristics
Q: How many juvenile residential placement facilities hold female offenders?
A: On the October 26, 2011 census date, 1,045 juvenile residential facilities held female offenders. Facilities housing only females on the census date accounted for 11% of all facilities.

Gender mix by facility type, 2011

   Type of facility   
   Type of facility   
Population gender mix Total Public Private Total Public Private

Total 2,047 1,033 1,014 100% 100% 100%
Male offenders only 1,002 381 621 49% 37% 61%
Female offenders only 220 58 162 11% 6% 16%
Male and female offenders 825 594 231 40% 58% 23%

Notes: Facilities identified here as gender specific, may in fact, allow both sexes, but merely had no opposite-sex residents on the census day. The specific housing arrangements of facilities identified here as holding both sexes are not known. Male and female populations may be separated within a facility.

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Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08504.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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