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Juveniles in Corrections
Demographics
Q: What is the female proportion of juveniles in residential placement?
A: Nationally, females accounted for 15% of juvenile offenders in residential placement in 2006.

Female proportion of juveniles in residential placement, 2006

State of offense Overall Committed
Public
Committed
Private
Detained
U.S. total 15% 12% 16% 18%
Alabama 22% 14% 28% 20%
Alaska 21% 17% *28% 20%
Arizona 20% 13% 25% 27%
Arkansas 20% 26% 13% 35%
California 12% 10% 12% 15%
Colorado 13% 9% 11% 23%
Connecticut 23% 0% 25% 33%
Delaware 9% 11% *18% 7%
District of Columbia 9% *0% *14% 8%
Florida 14% 7% 15% 16%
Georgia 15% 11% 11% 16%
Hawaii 34% *26% NA *50%
Idaho 21% 16% *18% 33%
Illinois 13% 10% 21% 15%
Indiana 22% 17% 26% 24%
Iowa 16% 7% 18% 17%
Kansas 11% 6% 12% 16%
Kentucky 21% 10% 49% 17%
Louisiana 16% 11% 19% 16%
Maine 11% 6% NA *25%
Maryland 8% 5% 8% 10%
Massachusetts 12% 0% 12% 16%
Michigan 19% 22% 16% 23%
Minnesota 16% 8% 19% 26%
Mississippi 20% 19% NA 22%
Missouri 14% 16% NA 11%
Montana 25% 14% *43% *29%
Nebraska 33% *97% 50% 21%
Nevada 17% 13% *58% 18%
New Hampshire 19% *23% *17% *13%
New Jersey 10% 5% *78% 8%
New Mexico 15% 12% *0% 26%
New York 21% 16% 25% 20%
North Carolina 18% 15% 24% 15%
North Dakota 16% *24% 11% NA
Ohio 13% 11% 11% 19%
Oklahoma 12% 9% 23% 12%
Oregon 12% 9% 16% 21%
Pennsylvania 11% 1% 11% 18%
Rhode Island 10% 12% 8% NA
South Carolina 13% 16% 3% 20%
South Dakota 27% 25% 28% 31%
Tennessee 11% 10% 9% 17%
Texas 13% 11% 8% 22%
Utah 19% 15% 19% 24%
Vermont *6% NA *0% NA
Virginia 13% 11% *0% 18%
Washington 16% 13% *19% 20%
West Virginia 15% 14% 16% 17%
Wisconsin 14% 9% 15% 25%
Wyoming 30% 39% 25% *22%

NA Too few juveniles (fewer than 20) to calculate a reliable percentage.
* Percent based on a small denominator (fewer than 100 but at least 20 in the denominator).

Notes: This information is based on the state where the offense was committed. However, the state of offense is not always reported. Youth for whom state of offense was unknown are included in U.S. totals (1,466 in 2006). 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 excludes youth in tribal facilities.

To preserve the privacy of the juvenile residents, state cell counts have been rounded to the nearest multiple of three. Detail may not add to total because of rounding. Percentages are based on rounded totals. More information on this rounding rule is available on the EZACJRP Web site.

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Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08202.asp?qaDate=2006. Released on September 24, 2013.

Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement 2006 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.

 

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