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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 October 26, 2011, but this proportion varied by State and the type of placement.

Female proportion of minority juveniles in residential placement, 2011

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

U.S. total 12 % 10 % 13 % 15 %
Alabama 10   8   14   10  
Alaska 15   *15   *10   *16  
Arizona 13   12   *25   17  
Arkansas 15   *18   11   22  
California 11   9   14   13  

Colorado 11   7   15   14  
Connecticut 12   0   --   *27  
Delaware 6   *5   --   *0  
District of Columbia 8   *5   *10   11  
Florida 14   4   15   15  

Georgia 11   11   *0   13  
Hawaii *17   *8   --   *22  
Idaho 17   *19   --   *13  
Illinois 11   12   *4   10  
Indiana 17   12   24   20  

Iowa 13   *9   13   *18  
Kansas 11   8   *0   18  
Kentucky 9   7   *11   11  
Louisiana 11   5   14   16  
Maine *10   *11   --   --  

Maryland 8   5   6   10  
Massachusetts 11   *8   12   12  
Michigan 19   23   19   17  
Minnesota 11   9   11   21  
Mississippi 13   10   --   *16  

Missouri 9   10   --   9  
Montana *27   *25   --   --  
Nebraska 27   29   36   *15  
Nevada 13   12   *23   13  
New Hampshire --   --   --   --  

New Jersey 7   7   *14   8  
New Mexico 12   12   *0   13  
New York 19   15   22   21  
North Carolina 10   9   *17   10  
North Dakota *33   *30   *33   --  

Ohio 11   8   *6   18  
Oklahoma 17   13   *33   18  
Oregon 10   6   *14   *20  
Pennsylvania 11   9   9   19  
Rhode Island 10   --   *0   *16  

South Carolina 8   *6   0   19  
South Dakota 37   *37   *39   *36  
Tennessee 7   5   *5   9  
Texas 13   10   17   17  
Utah 16   14   *14   *19  

Vermont --   --   --   --  
Virginia 11   8   --   16  
Washington 13   13   --   13  
West Virginia 11   *8   *0   *21  
Wisconsin 10   7   14   11  
Wyoming *30   *36   *22   --  

-- 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: Note: U.S. total excludes youth in tribal facilities. U.S. total includes 1,569 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 (5) 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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  • Overall, females accounted for 12% of minority juveniles in residential placement. In comparison females were 14% of all juveniles in residential placement.
  • Nationally, the female proportion of minorities in residential placement was smaller for juveniles committed to public facilities (10%) than for those committed to private facilities (13%) or detained juveniles (15%). This was true for most States; however, the female proportion of minorities committed to public facilities varied widely across States (from 0% to 44%).

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08206.asp?qaDate=2011. Released on September 24, 2013.

Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement 2011 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.

 

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