American Indian includes Alaskan Natives; Asian includes Pacific Islanders.
* Rate based on fewer than 10 observations.
† Interpret data with caution. In these states, 30% or more of the information for commitment and/or race/ethnicity was imputed. Visit the EZACJRP methods
section for more information about imputation.
This information is based on the state where the offense was committed. However, the state of offense is not always reported. Committed youth for whom state of offense was unknown are included in U.S. totals (3,613 in 2017). 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 includes a small number of offenders (1) who committed their offense in a U.S. Territory, but excludes youth in tribal facilities.
Committed youth are those held in residential placement as part of a court-ordered disposition. The commitment rate is the number of juvenile offenders in residential placement on October 25, 2017 per 100,000 juveniles age 10 through the upper age of original juvenile court jurisdiction in each state.
Minorities include blacks, Hispanics, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Asians/Pacific Islanders, and those identified as other race.
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 are based on rounded totals. More information on this rounding rule is available on the EZACJRP