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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1995 & before)
Q: How did the offense profile of the public facility custody population change between 1983 and 1995?
A: Juveniles held for person offenses were a greater proportion of the public custody population in 1995 than in 1983.
Percent of public facility resident population, 1983-1995

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  • Juveniles held for Violent Crime Index offenses were a greater share of the public facility population in 1995 (25%) than in 1983 (19%). The same was true for person offenses overall (40% in 1995, 28% in 1983).
  • The increase in the proportion of juveniles held for person offenses was off-set by a decrease in the proportion held for property crimes.
  • The proportion of juveniles held for drug offenses rose from 6% in 1983 to 14% in 1991 and then dropped to 9% in 1995.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08106.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. [HTML File] or [Adobe Acrobat File].

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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