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Juvenile Justice State Profiles

Alabama Juvenile Justice Profile


 AlabamaUnited States
Juvenile Population Characteristics  
Juvenile population, ages 0 to 17, 2017 1,095,473 73,655,378
Black, non-Hispanic proportion of juvenile population, 2017 30.6% 15.2%
Hispanic proportion of juvenile population, 2017 7.6% 25.2%
Births per 1,000 females ages 15 to 17, 2016 12.9 8.8
Proportion of children under 18 living in poverty, 2017 22.2% 17.5%
Juveniles as Victims  
Maltreatment victimization rate (per 1,000 children under age 18), 2017 7.9 8.8
Suicide rate (per 1 million juveniles ages 7-17), 1990-2017 3.1 3.4
Ratio of juvenile (ages 7-17) suicide to homicide victimization rates, 1990-2017 0.8 1.2
Juvenile Arrest Rates (per 100,000 juveniles ages 10 to 17)  
Reporting Coverage, 2017 77% 84%
Aggravated assault arrest rate, 2017 51 86
Robbery arrest rate, 2017 30 60
Larceny arrest rate, 2017 329 527
Drug abuse arrest rate, 2017 51 283
Weapons arrest rate, 2017 27 54
Juveniles in Corrections  
Commitment rate (per 100,000 juveniles, 10 to upper age), 2015 110 100
Detention rate (per 100,000 juveniles, 10 to upper age), 2015 57 50
Proportion of juveniles placed for non-person offenses, 2015 76% 62%
Ratio of minority to white rate of youth in residential placement, 2015 2.9 2.7
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Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. "Alabama Juvenile Justice Profile." Online.
Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/stateprofile.asp.

 

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