||What is the female proportion of juveniles in residential placement?
||Nationally, females accounted for 15% of juvenile offenders in residential placement in 2017.
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).
† Interpret data with caution. In these states, 30% or more of the information for gender and/or placement status was imputed. Visit the EZACJRP methods section for more information about imputation.
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 (4,242 in 2017). 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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- The female proportion of committed offenders was slightly higher in private facilities (14%) than in public facilities (13%).
- The female proportion was higher for detained offenders (18%) than for committed offenders (13% for public and private facilities combined).
- In 6 states, females represented no more than 10% of offenders in residential placement; in 24 states and in the District of Columbia, females represented at least 15% of offenders in placement.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08202.asp?qaDate=2017.
Released on October 31, 2019.
Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement 2017 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.
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