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Juveniles in Corrections
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Q: How do female residential placement rates vary by race/ethnicity and State?
A: For every 100,000 non-Hispanic black female juveniles in the population, 110 were in residential placement on October 28, 2015; for Hispanic females the rate was 44, and for non-Hispanic white females it was 32.

1American Indian includes Alaskan Natives; Asian includes Pacific Islanders.
* Rate based on fewer than 10 observations.

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. totals exclude youth in tribal facilities.

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

To preserve the privacy of the juvenile residents, 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.

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  • Nationally, the ratio of the residential placement rate for minority females to that for white females was 2 to 1.
  • In 30 states and the District of Columbia, the placement rate for non-Hispanic black females exceeded the rate for all other race/ethnicity groups.
  • Nationally, the placement rates for females were substantially lower than the corresponding rates for males. For example the overall placement rate for females was 47 per 100,000 female juveniles in the population. In comparison, the placement rate for males was 253 per 100,000 male juveniles.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08209.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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