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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: Does the offense profile of juveniles held in residential placement vary by State?
A: Most States had a greater proportion of juveniles held for person crimes than for property crimes.

Offense profile of juveniles held in residential placement by State, 2006

State of offense
                                            Most serious offense                                            
Total Person Property Drug Public
order
Technical
violations
Status

U.S. total 100 % 34 % 25 % 9 % 11 % 16 % 5 %
Alabama 100   22   17   7   9   27   18  
Alaska 100   24   21   3   7   34   12  
Arizona 100   23   28   18   11   18   3  
Arkansas 100   28   28   8   8   20   7  
California 100   34   24   6   12   23   1  

Colorado 100   44   33   8   11   3   2  
Connecticut 100   30   12   7   12   30   8  
Delaware 100   36   23   15   22   2   3  
District of Columbia 100   37   34   16   10   3   0  
Florida 100   30   27   13   11   19   0  

Georgia 100   38   28   7   12   10   5  
Hawaii 100   24   10   2   5   41   17  
Idaho 100   22   37   13   15   9   4  
Illinois 100   40   26   8   11   14   1  
Indiana 100   26   29   8   18   10   10  

Iowa 100   31   35   9   12   4   9  
Kansas 100   40   27   7   10   13   3  
Kentucky 100   28   19   7   14   11   21  
Louisiana 100   33   30   8   9   11   9  
Maine 100   37   37   6   13   4   1  

Maryland 100   33   27   18   6   13   2  
Massachusetts 100   45   23   11   11   8   2  
Michigan 100   34   25   4   10   15   11  
Minnesota 100   36   22   5   13   17   8  
Mississippi 100   19   26   17   19   17   2  

Missouri 100   33   32   7   8   14   6  
Montana 100   35   41   6   5   9   4  
Nebraska 100   19   32   7   9   12   21  
Nevada 100   23   25   15   14   22   1  
New Hampshire 100   46   16   6   6   6   19  

New Jersey 100   36   13   17   11   19   3  
New Mexico 100   24   12   6   11   45   1  
New York 100   37   24   7   9   6   17  
North Carolina 100   42   31   9   8   4   6  
North Dakota 100   25   19   14   10   5   28  

Ohio 100   39   25   7   10   16   3  
Oklahoma 100   38   34   10   12   5   2  
Oregon 100   51   21   2   7   17   1  
Pennsylvania 100   28   16   13   9   26   8  
Rhode Island 100   33   33   17   10   7   1  

South Carolina 100   33   24   5   12   24   3  
South Dakota 100   23   19   8   13   23   16  
Tennessee 100   36   22   10   12   16   4  
Texas 100   39   25   8   9   18   1  
Utah 100   37   23   13   11   14   2  

Vermont *100   *50   *28   *11   *11   *0   *0  
Virginia 100   39   28   6   6   18   3  
Washington 100   38   34   5   7   12   3  
West Virginia 100   31   22   9   6   9   23  
Wisconsin 100   36   29   6   20   1   9  
Wyoming 100   26   16   11   6   21   19  

-- 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 but includes 1,466 juvenile offenders for whom State of offense was not reported (most of these youth are in private facilities).

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. Percentages are based on rounded totals. 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/qa08301.asp?qaDate=2006. Released on September 24, 2013.

Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement 2006 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.

 

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