line National Estimates of Petitioned Status Offense Cases (Continued)

Table 80: Percentage of Petitioned Status Offense Cases Detained, by Race, 1986, 1991, and 1995Race

In 1995, detention was used at some point between referral and disposition in 6% of all petitioned status offense cases involving white youth, 8% of those involving black youth, and 7% of cases involving youth of other races (table 80). Between 1986 and 1995, the use of detention for petitioned status offense cases declined among all racial groups.

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line Juvenile Court Statistics 1995, May 1998