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Juvenile Justice State Profiles

Alabama Juvenile Justice Profile


 AlabamaUnited States
Juvenile Population Characteristics  
Juvenile population, ages 0 to 17, 2019 1,088,306 73,039,150
Black, non-Hispanic proportion of juvenile population, 2019 30.2% 15.2%
Hispanic proportion of juvenile population, 2019 8.2% 25.6%
Births per 1,000 females ages 15 to 17, 2018 10.6 7.2
Proportion of children under 18 living in poverty, 2018 23.2% 16.2%
Juveniles as Victims  
Maltreatment victimization rate (per 1,000 children under age 18), 2018 7.9 9.1
Suicide rate (per 1 million juveniles ages 7-17), 1999-2018 3.2 3.5
Ratio of juvenile (ages 7-17) suicide to homicide victimization rates, 1999-2018 0.9 1.3
Juvenile Arrest Rates (per 100,000 juveniles ages 10 to 17)  
Reporting Coverage, 2019 2% 77%
Aggravated assault arrest rate, 2019 12 83
Robbery arrest rate, 2019 23 53
Larceny arrest rate, 2019 808 389
Drug abuse arrest rate, 2019 104 234
Weapons arrest rate, 2019 35 49
Juveniles in Corrections  
Commitment rate (per 100,000 juveniles, 10 to upper age), 2017 77 85
Detention rate (per 100,000 juveniles, 10 to upper age), 2017 62 49
Proportion of juveniles placed for non-person offenses, 2017 68% 59%
Ratio of minority to white rate of youth in residential placement, 2017 2.0 2.4
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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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