line National Estimates of Petitioned Status Offense Cases (Continued)

Table 73: Percentage of Petitioned Status Offense Cases Detained, by Sex, 1986, 1991, and 1995Sex

The proportion of status offense cases involving detention was the same for males and females in 1995 (table 73). Detention was used in 7% of all status offense cases involving either sex. For both males and females, runaway cases were more likely than other status offense cses to involve detention -- 13% for males and 12% for females. The likelihood of detention decreased for both sexes between 1986 and 1995.

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line Juvenile Court Statistics 1995, May 1998