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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: How many juvenile residential placement facilities hold female offenders?
A: More than half (51%) of juvenile residential facilities held female offenders on the census date, October 26, 2011. Facilities housing only females on the census date accounted for 11% of all facilities.

Gender mix by facility type, 2011

Population gender mix Total   Type of facility   Total   Type of facility  
Public Private 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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  • Fewer than half (49%) of all juvenile residential facilities nationwide held only male offenders on October 26, 2011. Female-only facilities accounted for 11% of all facilities. The remaining facilities held both male and female offenders. A substantially larger proportion of public facilities (58%) than private facilities (23%) held both males and females. A greater proportion of private facilities (16%) than public facilities (6%) held only females on the census day.

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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