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National Disproportionate Minority Contact Databook

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2015 Case Processing Summary: by gender and race/ethnicity
Counts for Delinquency Offenses

Males

DECISION POINTS All White Minority Black AIAN** AHPI*** Hispanic
Population at risk (10-upper age) 16,103,200 8,918,100 7,185,000 2,360,400 294,000 890,500 3,640,200
Cases referred to juvenile court 640,900 272,400 368,500 229,000 9,600 6,800 123,100
Cases diverted 156,700 82,000 74,700 41,500 2,400 1,900 28,900
Cases detained 166,900 58,000 108,900 64,600 2,800 1,700 39,700
Cases petitioned 374,700 145,500 229,200 150,100 5,600 3,700 69,800
Cases adjudicated 204,300 79,600 124,700 78,100 3,500 2,000 41,100
Adjudicated cases resulting in probation 127,200 51,600 75,600 46,400 2,300 1,400 25,400
Adjudicated cases resulting in placement 56,300 17,600 38,700 24,200 800 400 13,200
Cases judicially waived 2,900 1,000 1,900 1,400 100 <50 400

Females

DECISION POINTS All White Minority Black AIAN** AHPI*** Hispanic
Population at risk (10-upper age) 15,435,700 8,473,900 6,961,700 2,285,400 286,900 879,500 3,509,900
Cases referred to juvenile court 244,000 111,000 132,900 84,700 4,900 2,900 40,500
Cases diverted 81,700 42,700 39,000 22,500 1,500 1,000 13,900
Cases detained 49,500 19,500 30,000 17,700 1,100 500 10,700
Cases petitioned 115,400 48,500 66,800 45,200 2,500 1,400 17,800
Cases adjudicated 56,700 24,800 31,900 20,200 1,500 700 9,500
Adjudicated cases resulting in probation 37,300 16,000 21,300 13,400 1,000 600 6,300
Adjudicated cases resulting in placement 11,800 4,700 7,100 4,300 300 100 2,400
Cases judicially waived 300 200 100 100 <50 <50 <50
** 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: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/dmcdb/

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