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Q: How do male residential placement rates vary by race/ethnicity and State?
A: For every 100,000 Black male youth in the population, 597 were in residential placement on October 23, 2019; for Hispanic males the rate was 155, and for white males it was 121.

1American Indian includes Alaska Natives; Asian includes Pacific Islanders.
* Rate based on fewer than 10 observations.
† Interpret data with caution. In these states, 30% or more of the information for gender and/or race/ethnicity was imputed. Visit the EZACJRP methods section for more information about imputation.

Notes: The term ‘youth’ refers to persons under age 21 who were in a facility because they were charged with or adjudicated for an offense.

This information is based on the state where the offense was committed. However, the state of offense is not always reported. Male youth for whom state of offense was unknown are included in U.S. totals (1,539 in 2019). These instances are not evenly distributed across states. As such, users should exercise caution when examining state-level trends or comparing states. Visit the EZACJRP methods section for more information.

U.S. total includes a small number of male youth (4) who committed their offense in a U.S. Territory but excludes youth in tribal facilities.

The residential placement rate is the number of male youth in residential placement per 100,000 males age 10 through the upper age of original juvenile jurisdiction in each state.

Race groups exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Hispanic persons can be of any race.

To preserve the privacy of the youth in residential placement, state cell counts have been rounded to the nearest multiple of three. Rates are based on rounded counts. Detail may not add to total because of rounding.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: Released on May 21, 2021.

Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement 2019 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.