|Custody Data (1995 & before)
||How many juveniles were held in detention, correctional, or shelter facilities on a given day in the U.S. in 1995?
||Over 108,700 juveniles were in detention, correctional, or shelter facilities on February 15, 1995.
One day count of juveniles in public and private custody facilities, 1995
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- Juveniles held for law violations either as accused or adjudicated offenders made up 84% of the overall custody population on February 15, 1995, the reference day for the 1995 Children in Custody census of public and private detention, correctional, and shelter facilities.
- Youth charged with delinquency offenses were 77% of the custody population; those charged with person offenses were 28% of the population.
- Nonoffenders, youth referred for abuse, neglect, emotional disturbance, or mental retardation, as well as voluntarily admitted youth, were 16% of the custody population.
- Of the 108,746 juveniles in custody, 69,075 (64%) were held in public facilities. Public facilities held the majority of offenders (74%). The majority of nonoffenders were in private facilities (94%).
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book
. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08101.asp?qaDate=19990930.
Released on September 30, 1999.
Adapted from Sickmund, M., Snyder, H., and Poe-Yamagata, E. Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1997 Update on Violence
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Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Children in Custody Census of Public and Private Juvenile Detention, Correctional, and Shelter Facilities 1994/95
[machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: Bureau of the Census , 1996.
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