|Custody Data (1997-Present)
||Does the offense profile of juveniles held in residential placement vary by State?
||Most States had a greater proportion of juveniles held for person crimes than for property crimes.
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- Nationally, 24% of juveniles in residential placement were being held for property crimes. In comparison, 37% were held for person offenses.
- Person offenders made up 40% or more of the placement population in 20 states and in the District of Columbia.
- States with the highest proportion of property offenders included: Maine (50%), Mississippi (42%), and Montana (41%).
- The proportion of juveniles held for drug offenses ranged from 21% (Maryland) to 3% (Alaska, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Minnesota, Oregon, South Carolina).
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08301.asp?qaDate=2010.
Released on December 09, 2011.
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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