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Juveniles in Corrections
Facility Characteristics
Q: Do residential placement facilities hold both violent juvenile offenders with nonviolent offenders?
A: Most juvenile residential facilities held a mix of violent and nonviolent juvenile offenders.

Offense mix by facility type, 2019

Population offense mix Total Public Private Total Public Private
Total 1,523 907 616 100% 100% 100%
No mix of violent with other offenders 474 162 312 31% 18% 51%
Mix of violent with other offenders 1,049 745 304 69% 82% 49%

Notes: Facilities identified here as not having a mix of violent offenders and other offenders, may in fact, allow both types of offenders, but merely had no mix on the census day. The specific housing arrangements of facilities identified here as having an offense mix are not known. Violent and nonviolent populations may be separated within a facility.

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  • More than two-thirds (69%) of facilities held a mix of juveniles in residential placement for violent offenses (murder, violent sex offenses, robbery, and aggravated assault) and juveniles in residential placement for other (nonviolent) offenses.
  • A larger proportion of public facilities held a mix of violent and other offenders (82%) than was the case among private facilities (49%).

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08509.asp?qaDate=2019. Released on May 21, 2021.

Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement 2019 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.


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