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OJJDP Bulletin Summarizes Delinquency Cases Involving Hispanic Youth

November 3, 2016


Hispanic Youth Bulletin

OJJDP has released "Delinquency Cases Involving Hispanic Youth, 2013." OJJDP asked the National Juvenile Court Data Archive to examine state and local juvenile court data to determine the characteristics and experiences of Hispanic youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. This bulletin includes data from more than 1,200 counties and represents 75 percent of the U.S. Hispanic youth population at risk of juvenile court involvement. Findings show that Hispanic youth were 20 percent more likely than white youth to be referred to juvenile court, and once adjudicated, 30 percent more likely to be ordered to out-of-home placement.

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See other publications in OJJDP's National Report Series.

OJJDP has added a new special topics section on Hispanic youth in the juvenile justice system to its Statistical Briefing Book.

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