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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: What is the minority proportion of females in residential placement?
A: Nationally, minority juveniles made up 61% of females in residential placement on October 26, 2011.

Minority proportion of female juveniles in residential placement, 2011

State of offense
          Minority proportion of females          
 
    Committed    
 
Overall Public Private Detained

U.S. total 61 % 62 % 56 % 64 %
Alabama 49   *67   *40   *55  
Alaska *64   --   --   --  
Arizona 55   *63   --   *50  
Arkansas *64   *43   *67   *77  
California 80   82   79   78  

Colorado 51   *43   *63   *50  
Connecticut *80   --   --   *78  
Delaware --   --   --   --  
District of Columbia *100   --   --   --  
Florida 57   --   59   58  

Georgia 76   *78   --   75  
Hawaii *57   --   --   --  
Idaho *32   *45   --   *14  
Illinois 67   70   --   *67  
Indiana 33   36   31   35  

Iowa 32   --   *26   *40  
Kansas *48   *50   --   *50  
Kentucky *35   *40   --   *36  
Louisiana 67   *67   *67   *65  
Maine *14   --   --   --  

Maryland *75   --   *57   *88  
Massachusetts *64   --   *58   *63  
Michigan 60   47   67   61  
Minnesota *67   *58   *67   *78  
Mississippi *75   --   --   *71  

Missouri 31   28   --   *57  
Montana *50   --   --   --  
Nebraska 49   *47   *54   *42  
Nevada 68   *67   --   *78  
New Hampshire *10   --   --   --  

New Jersey *80   *85   --   *90  
New Mexico *77   *85   --   *63  
New York 78   *94   70   *82  
North Carolina *75   *80   --   --  
North Dakota *53   --   *44   --  

Ohio 45   39   --   50  
Oklahoma *69   *88   --   *60  
Oregon 36   *33   *25   *44  
Pennsylvania 62   *67   63   58  
Rhode Island --   --   --   --  

South Carolina *52   --   --   *55  
South Dakota 68   *67   *72   *63  
Tennessee *42   *71   --   *38  
Texas 78   78   *76   80  
Utah 47   *53   *36   *42  

Vermont --   --   --   --  
Virginia 63   63   --   *65  
Washington 47   49   --   *40  
West Virginia *15   --   *0   *23  
Wisconsin 55   *64   *50   *54  
Wyoming *28   *29   *20   --  

-- 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 but includes 140 female juvenile offenders for whom State of offense was not reported (most of these youth are in private facilities).

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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  • Minorities were 43% of the juvenile population in 2011 and 68% of juveniles in residential placement on October 26, 2011.
  • In 36 states and the District of Columbia, the minority proportion of females in residential placement exceeded the national average of 61%.
  • Although the minority proportion of females varied across States, the minority proportion of females tended to be greater for detained females and females committed to public facilities than for females committed to private facilities.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08207.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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