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the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement: 1997-2013

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Age on Census Date by Sex for United States, 2011
Rate per 100,000 juveniles

Age Total Male Female

All ages 196 330 54
  13 48 77 18
  14 128 205 47
  15 255 417 84
  16 388 651 110
  17 402 685 104
Note: Rates for "All ages" represent the number of juveniles assigned a bed on the reference date because of an offense per 100,000 juveniles in the general population ages 10 through the upper age of juvenile court jurisdiction in each State. Rates are not presented for ages younger than 13 or older than 17 because there were too few juveniles in these age groups to calculate a reliable rate.

Note: U.S. total includes 2,324 juvenile offenders in private facilities for whom State of offense was not reported and a handful of youth who committed their offense in a U.S. Territory but were being held in a U.S. mainland facility. Visit the EZACJRP methods section for more information about unknown state of offense.

Suggested citation: Sickmund, M., Sladky, T.J., Kang, W., and Puzzanchera, C. (2015) "Easy Access to the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement." Online. Available:

Data source: Author's analysis of OJJDP's Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2013 [machine-readable data files].