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National Disproportionate Minority Contact Databook

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2016 Case Processing Summary: by race/ethnicity
Counts for Delinquency Offenses

DECISION POINTS All White Minority Black AIAN** AHPI*** Hispanic
Population at risk (10-upper age) 31,605,800 17,239,900 14,365,900 4,642,000 585,000 1,814,700 7,324,300
Cases referred to juvenile court 850,500 370,200 480,400 302,100 14,600 9,100 154,600
Cases diverted 223,300 117,700 105,700 59,400 4,100 2,700 39,500
Cases detained 226,700 79,300 147,500 91,200 4,000 2,500 49,900
Cases petitioned 479,600 190,500 289,100 190,400 8,100 4,900 85,700
Cases adjudicated 250,400 101,400 149,000 93,000 4,900 2,600 48,500
Adjudicated cases resulting in probation 155,500 64,700 90,800 56,400 3,100 1,800 29,500
Adjudicated cases resulting in placement 66,500 21,800 44,700 27,100 1,100 600 15,900
Cases judicially waived 3,500 1,100 2,300 1,800 100 <50 400
** AIAN: American Indian or Alaskan Native.
*** AHPI: Asian, Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.
Suggested Citation: Puzzanchera, C. and Hockenberry, S. (2018). National Disproportionate Minority Contact Databook. Developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/dmcdb/

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