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Detention in Delinquency Cases, 1990-1999 (FS 200307) September 2003
2 page(s)
P. Harms
Presents statistics on the use of detention in delinquency caseloads handled by juvenile courts between 1990 and 1999. 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 11 percent between 1990 and 1999. The most dramatic change was the growth in the number of delinquency cases involving females charged with person offenses. This Fact Sheet is based on the forthcoming Report Juvenile Court Statistics 1999. Available online only.