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the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement: 1997-2011


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State of Offense Total White Black Hispanic American Indian Asian Other

United States 100% 32% 40% 23% 2% 1% 2%
Alabama 100% 38% 58% 2% 0% 0% 2%
Alaska 100% 34% 12% 1% 43% 1% 7%
Arizona 100% 34% 12% 46% 8% 1% 0%
Arkansas 100% 43% 49% 5% 1% 1% 0%
California 100% 14% 24% 60% 1% 2% 0%

Colorado 100% 41% 24% 29% 2% 1% 2%
Connecticut 100% 20% 46% 30% 0% 0% 2%
Delaware 100% 22% 72% 7% 0% 0% 0%
District of Columbia 100% 2% 94% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Florida 100% 38% 56% 5% 0% 0% 0%

Georgia 100% 19% 73% 6% 0% 0% 2%
Hawaii 100% 30% 21% 9% 0% 30% 9%
Idaho 100% 74% 2% 19% 5% 1% 0%
Illinois 100% 30% 45% 21% 1% 1% 2%
Indiana 100% 61% 29% 5% 0% 0% 5%

Iowa 100% 61% 22% 10% 2% 1% 4%
Kansas 100% 54% 32% 10% 1% 1% 1%
Kentucky 100% 59% 33% 4% 0% 0% 4%
Louisiana 100% 24% 73% 1% 0% 0% 1%
Maine 100% 82% 11% 4% 4% 2% 0%

Maryland 100% 16% 78% 5% 0% 0% 1%
Massachusetts 100% 30% 29% 36% 0% 2% 3%
Michigan 100% 38% 53% 5% 0% 0% 4%
Minnesota 100% 37% 37% 7% 12% 3% 3%
Mississippi 100% 17% 81% 1% 0% 0% 0%

Missouri 100% 57% 35% 4% 1% 0% 3%
Montana 100% 61% 4% 7% 29% 0% 0%
Nebraska 100% 44% 30% 14% 6% 0% 4%
Nevada 100% 29% 29% 38% 1% 2% 1%
New Hampshire 100% 80% 10% 10% 0% 0% 0%

New Jersey 100% 17% 60% 20% 1% 1% 1%
New Mexico 100% 17% 3% 70% 9% 0% 2%
New York 100% 22% 53% 19% 0% 1% 4%
North Carolina 100% 23% 66% 7% 2% 1% 2%
North Dakota 100% 54% 6% 4% 33% 0% 4%

Ohio 100% 44% 48% 3% 0% 0% 4%
Oklahoma 100% 38% 39% 9% 14% 1% 1%
Oregon 100% 58% 10% 25% 5% 2% 1%
Pennsylvania 100% 31% 54% 12% 0% 0% 3%
Rhode Island 100% 35% 40% 23% 0% 2% 0%

South Carolina 100% 31% 65% 3% 0% 0% 2%
South Dakota 100% 48% 3% 3% 44% 1% 1%
Tennessee 100% 37% 57% 3% 0% 0% 3%
Texas 100% 19% 32% 48% 0% 0% 0%
Utah 100% 55% 6% 32% 3% 3% 1%

Vermont 100% 92% 0% 0% 0% 0% 8%
Virginia 100% 29% 62% 6% 0% 1% 3%
Washington 100% 48% 16% 23% 6% 2% 5%
West Virginia 100% 77% 12% 1% 1% 0% 8%
Wisconsin 100% 31% 55% 8% 3% 1% 2%

Wyoming 100% 73% 5% 12% 8% 0% 1%
Not Reported 100% 33% 46% 17% 1% 1% 3%
Note: To preserve the privacy of the juvenile residents, state level cell counts have been rounded to the nearest multiple of three.  "State of Offense" refers to where the juvenile committed the offense for which they were being held.

Note: The "Hispanic" category includes persons of Latin American or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. These persons are not included in the other race/ethnicity categories.

Suggested citation: Sickmund, M., Sladky, T.J., Kang, W., and Puzzanchera, C. (2013) "Easy Access to the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement." Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezacjrp/

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