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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: Do residential placement facilities hold both violent juvenile offenders with nonviolent offenders?
A: Most juvenile residential facilities held a mix of violent and nonviolent juvenile offenders.

Offense mix by facility type, 2011

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

Total 2,047 1,033 1,014 100% 100% 100%
No mix of violent with other offenders 705 212 493 34% 21% 49%
Mix of violent with other offenders 1,342 821 521 66% 79% 51%

Notes: Facilities identified here as not having a mix of violent offenders and other offenders, may in fact, allow both types of offenders, but merely had no mix on the census day. The specific housing arrangements of facilities identified here as having an offense mix are not known. Violent and nonviolent populations may be separated within a facility.

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  • More than 6 in 10 facilities held a mix of juveniles in residential placement for violent offenses (murder, violent sex offenses, robbery, and aggravated assault) and juveniles in residential placement for other (nonviolent) offenses.
  • A larger proportion of public facilities held a mix of violent and other offenders (79%) than was the case among private facilities (51%).

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08509.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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