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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: What is the female proportion of minority juveniles in residential placement?
A: Females accounted for 12% of minority juveniles in residential placement on February 24, 2010, but this proportion varied by State and the type of placement.

Female proportion of minority juveniles in residential placement, 2010

State of offense
                Female proportion of minorities                
 
        Committed        
 
Overall Public Private Detained

U.S. total 12 % 10 % 12 % 14 %
Alabama 13   9   18   14  
Alaska 14   *15   *22   *10  
Arizona 17   13   *33   20  
Arkansas 14   *23   10   *19  
California 11   10   8   13  

Colorado 14   12   15   15  
Connecticut 15   *0   *15   23  
Delaware 10   *7   *20   *11  
District of Columbia 7   *0   *0   *10  
Florida 12   11   11   17  

Georgia 11   12   4   11  
Hawaii 27   *21   --   *33  
Idaho 17   *15   --   *15  
Illinois 11   13   14   8  
Indiana 17   9   27   20  

Iowa 16   *10   19   *18  
Kansas 11   7   *5   19  
Kentucky 13   8   --   12  
Louisiana 10   6   12   14  
Maine *11   *14   --   --  

Maryland 7   3   14   6  
Massachusetts 12   5   11   23  
Michigan 18   24   16   17  
Minnesota 13   9   16   13  
Mississippi 15   10   --   21  

Missouri 13   12   *29   13  
Montana *22   *14   --   *25  
Nebraska 34   36   37   27  
Nevada 12   9   --   15  
New Hampshire *13   --   --   --  

New Jersey 7   6   *0   7  
New Mexico 13   8   *20   17  
New York 19   15   21   24  
North Carolina 11   9   *23   12  
North Dakota *29   *33   *17   --  

Ohio 9   5   3   17  
Oklahoma 12   7   *36   13  
Oregon 11   10   *12   *13  
Pennsylvania 7   7   5   16  
Rhode Island 6   *13   *0   --  

South Carolina 10   11   1   17  
South Dakota 33   *32   36   *24  
Tennessee 9   9   *0   9  
Texas 12   10   7   15  
Utah 14   9   *13   *25  

Vermont --   --   --   --  
Virginia 9   6   --   13  
Washington 13   12   --   15  
West Virginia 13   --   *4   *11  
Wisconsin 14   11   13   18  
Wyoming *36   *30   *40   --  

-- Too few juveniles (fewer than 20) to calculate a reliable percentage.
* Percent based on a small denominator (fewer than 100 but at least 20 in the denominator).

Notes: U.S. total excludes youth in tribal facilities. U.S. total includes 1,654 minority juvenile offenders for whom State of offense was not reported (most of these youth are in private facilities). U.S. total includes a small number of minority offenders (1) who committed their offense in a U.S. Territory.

Minorities include blacks, Hispanics, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Asians/Pacific Islanders, and juveniles identified as "other" race/ethnicity.

To preserve the privacy of the juvenile residents, state cell counts have been rounded to the nearest multiple of three. Detail may not add to total because of rounding. More information on this rounding rule is available on the EZACJRP Web site.

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Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08206.asp?qaDate=2010. Released on September 24, 2013.

Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement 2010 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.

 

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