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Juveniles in Corrections
Demographics
Q: What is the minority proportion of females in residential placement?
A: Nationally, minority juveniles made up 63% of females in residential placement on October 28, 2015.
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. Female offenders for whom state of offense was unknown are included in U.S. totals (217 in 2015). 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.

Minorities include blacks, Hispanics, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Asians/Pacific Islanders, and juveniles identified as other race/ethnicity.

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. More information on this rounding rule is available on the EZACJRP Web site.

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  • In 20 states, the minority proportion of females in residential placement exceeded the national average of 63%.
  • Although the minority proportion of females varied across States, the minority proportion of females tended to be greater for detained females and females committed to public facilities than for females committed to private facilities.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08207.asp?qaDate=2015. Released on June 01, 2017.

Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement 2015 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.

 

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