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Detention in Delinquency Cases, 1989-1998 (FS 200201) January 2002
2 page(s)
Harms, P.
Provides statistical information about the use of detention in delinquency caseloads handled by juvenile courts between 1989 and 1998. Specifically, this OJJDP Fact Sheet examines national trends in the number of delinquency cases involving detention, the detention population (both in terms of race and age), and the use of detention by juvenile courts. Detention caseloads increased 25 percent between 1989 and 1998, and the most dramatic change in the detention population was the influx of female juveniles charged with person offenses. The Fact Sheet is based on the Report Juvenile Court Statistics 1998 and includes two figures and a table.