National Racial and Ethnic Disparities (R/ED) Databook

2020 Case Processing Summary: by race/ethnicity
Rates for Delinquency Offenses

RATE All White Black AIAN** ANHPI*** Hispanic
Cases referred per 1,000 persons in the population 15.7 12.9 36.2 17.2 3.1 12.0
Cases diverted per 100 cases referred 26.2 32.2 19.1 22.5 28.4 25.8
Cases detained per 100 cases referred 25.1 19.3 28.9 26.7 28.7 31.1
Cases petitioned per 100 cases referred 54.3 49.7 60.9 61.6 51.8 52.4
Cases adjudicated per 100 cases petitioned 48.6 49.5 44.8 52.1 51.7 54.0
Probation cases per 100 adjudicated cases 66.1 69.1 62.2 67.8 71.2 66.5
Placement cases per 100 adjudicated cases 26.8 21.5 30.9 23.8 21.1 30.7
Cases judicially waived per 100 cases petitioned 1.1 0.8 1.5 0.9 *0.8 0.8
* Interpret data with caution; rates and ratio of rates are based on a small number of cases.
** AIAN: American Indian or Alaska Native.
*** ANHPI: Asian, Native Hawaiian, or Other Pacific Islander.
Note: White, Black, and ANHPI racial groups exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
Suggested Citation: Puzzanchera, C., Sladky, A., and Kang, W. (2023). National Racial and Ethnic Disparities (R/ED) 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/r-ed-databook/

Developed and maintained by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, with funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.