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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: How do residential placement rates vary by State?
A: There was a broad range of State residential placement rates in 2011 - from 59 to 629 per 100,000 juveniles.
2011 Residential placement rate per 100,000

2011 Detention rate per 100,000

2011 Commitment rate per 100,000

* Rate based on fewer than 10 observations.

Notes: The placement rate is the number of juvenile offenders in residential placement per 100,000 juveniles ages 10 through the upper age of original juvenile court jurisdiction in each State. U.S. total includes 2,324 juvenile offenders in private facilities for whom State of offense was not reported. U.S total does not include juvenile offenders in tribal facilities.

To preserve the privacy of the juvenile residents, state cell counts have been rounded to the nearest multiple of three. Detail may not add to total because of rounding. Rates and percentages presented are also based on rounded totals. More information on this rounding rule is available on the EZACJRP Web site.

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  • Nationwide in 2011, there were 196 juvenile offenders held in juvenile facilities per 100,000 juveniles in the population.
  • In 2011, the national commitment rate was 2.2 times the detention rate, but rates varied by state.
  • The District of Columbia, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire had higher detention rates than commitment rates in 2013.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08601.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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