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Q: How do residential placement rates vary by State?
A: There was a broad range of State residential placement rates in 2015 - from 38 to 329 per 100,000 juveniles.

Juvenile residential placement rates by State, 2015

State of offense Number Total Detained Committed
U.S. total 48,043 152 50 100
Alabama 849 169 57 110
Alaska 207 261 99 152
Arizona 717 98 30 66
Arkansas 555 175 66 108
California 6,726 165 65 96
Colorado 999 177 57 117
Connecticut 141 38 20 18
Delaware 162 176 82 95
District of Columbia 105 249 142 107
Florida 2,853 153 38 115
Georgia 1,110 111 60 51
Hawaii 51 39 16 23
Idaho 393 200 59 139
Illinois 1,524 112 56 56
Indiana 1,563 217 63 145
Iowa 675 207 54 149
Kansas 564 176 77 98
Kentucky 510 112 42 68
Louisiana 831 193 62 130
Maine 81 67 *2 62
Maryland 612 101 48 53
Massachusetts 426 66 32 33
Michigan 1,554 172 49 123
Minnesota 852 149 29 117
Mississippi 243 74 28 45
Missouri 948 173 32 140
Montana 171 171 60 111
Nebraska 465 226 63 161
Nevada 627 211 61 144
New Hampshire 69 54 9 44
New Jersey 636 69 30 39
New Mexico 363 162 52 109
New York 1,386 100 23 72
North Carolina 468 60 23 36
North Dakota 144 204 21 182
Ohio 2,163 179 81 97
Oklahoma 552 131 65 65
Oregon 1,113 287 51 233
Pennsylvania 2,826 228 31 196
Rhode Island 198 200 *6 191
South Carolina 693 161 30 129
South Dakota 228 254 53 200
Tennessee 660 97 41 53
Texas 4,299 152 62 86
Utah 453 114 29 86
Vermont 27 47 *16 37
Virginia 1,227 147 73 74
Washington 921 130 43 85
West Virginia 567 330 113 215
Wisconsin 762 147 37 107
Wyoming 177 295 40 250

* Rate based on fewer than 10 observations.
Interpret data with caution. In these states, 30% or more of the information for 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 (1,593 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.

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

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. Rates and percentages presented are also based on rounded totals. More information on this rounding rule is available on the EZACJRP Web site.


Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08601.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.