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Q: What factors influence State residential placement rates?
A: State placement rates are impacted by offense type and facility operation.

State residential placement rates by offense and facility operation, 2013

State of offense Upper age of
Juvenile Court
Jurisdiction
Number
of
offenders
Placement
rate
Delinquency
rate
Public
facility
Delinquency
rate
Private
facility
Status
rate
Public
facility
Status
rate
Private
facility
U.S. total 54,148 173 116 49 2 6
Alabama 17 933 184 82 87 *0 15
Alaska 17 195 241 186 52 *0 *4
Arizona 17 882 122 108 12 *1 *1
Arkansas 17 681 215 92 110 5 8
California 17 8,094 197 170 24 2 1
Colorado 17 1,077 196 117 75 *1 3
Connecticut 17 279 74 63 10 *0 *2
Delaware 17 159 174 161 13 *0 *0
District of Columbia 17 228 558 345 184 *15 *7
Florida 17 2,802 153 39 113 *0 *0
Georgia 16 1,557 159 143 10 5 *0
Hawaii 17 78 60 53 *2 *0 *2
Idaho 17 450 236 212 19 *5 *0
Illinois 16 1,617 134 123 10 *0 *0
Indiana 17 1,581 219 126 71 8 14
Iowa 17 735 227 79 138 *0 9
Kansas 17 885 278 216 56 *2 5
Kentucky 17 774 170 144 6 3 17
Louisiana 16 774 180 132 37 *2 8
Maine 17 162 131 123 *7 *0 *0
Maryland 17 771 127 88 37 *0 2
Massachusetts 17 393 60 27 33 *0 *0
Michigan 16 1,683 183 91 75 5 12
Minnesota 17 939 166 93 64 2 6
Mississippi 17 243 74 64 6 4 *0
Missouri 16 1,053 191 169 10 12 *0
Montana 17 150 151 124 21 *0 *6
Nebraska 17 411 204 161 27 *3 13
Nevada 17 591 203 177 21 *3 *1
New Hampshire 16 78 68 52 10 *0 *3
New Jersey 17 888 96 91 4 *0 *0
New Mexico 17 402 178 168 8 *1 *0
New York 15 1,650 116 48 48 1 20
North Carolina 15 543 70 49 10 2 10
North Dakota 17 171 254 107 107 *9 31
Ohio 17 2,283 187 169 15 2 1
Oklahoma 17 519 125 80 41 *1 *1
Oregon 17 1,086 281 218 60 *2 *2
Pennsylvania 17 2,781 222 59 147 *0 16
Rhode Island 17 159 158 92 60 *0 *3
South Carolina 16 672 159 91 64 *2 *2
South Dakota 17 333 379 188 157 *3 31
Tennessee 17 666 99 79 17 2 *1
Texas 16 4,383 160 139 20 1 *0
Utah 17 612 161 87 72 *1 *1
Vermont 17 27 46 20 *15 *0 *5
Virginia 17 1,563 188 178 5 4 *0
Washington 17 1,014 144 133 6 4 *1
West Virginia 17 510 294 126 88 21 60
Wisconsin 16 816 156 88 59 *2 8
Wyoming 17 165 281 138 92 26 26

* Rate based on fewer than 10 observations.
Interpret data with caution. In these states, 30% or more of the information for offense was imputed. Visit the EZACJRP methods section for more information about imputation.

Notes: The information in this table 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 (2,648 in 2013). 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 protect the confidentiality of juvenile residents all published data from the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP) are rounded to the nearest multiple of three. Each state cell is rounded independently, without consideration as to row or column totals. As a result, in many tables, the internal cells do not add to the marginal totals. Rates and percentages presented from CJRP 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/qa08602.asp?qaDate=2013. Released on June 01, 2017.

Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement 2013 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.