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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: How does the type of offense resulting in placement vary by race/ethnicity?
A: Offense profiles of youth in residential placement did not vary substantially by race/ethnicity.

Offense profile of juveniles in residential placement by race/ethnicity, 2006

Most serious offense Total White
                                    Minority                                    
Total
Minority
Black Hispanic American
Indian1
Asian1

Total 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
  Delinquency 95   96   449   98   88   97   62  
   Person 34   27   88   74   343   56   22  
    Criminal homicide 1   1   3   2   16   2   1  
    Sexual assault 7   10   13   10   56   12   2  
    Robbery 7   2   24   23   76   6   5  
    Aggravated assault 8   5   22   17   103   13   8  
    Simple assault 8   7   19   16   68   18   3  
    Other person 3   3   6   5   25   4   1  
   Property 25   23   59   45   266   50   18  
    Burglary 10   10   22   17   97   20   7  
    Theft 5   5   11   10   41   8   3  
    Auto theft 5   4   14   10   65   11   6  
    Arson 1   1   1   1   5   1   0  
    Other property 5   4   11   7   58   8   3  
   Drug 9   7   22   18   94   13   5  
    Drug trafficking 2   1   6   6   17   1   1  
    Other drug 7   6   16   12   78   11   4  
   Public order 11   9   27   21   118   20   8  
    Weapons 4   2   12   10   57   5   4  
    Other public order 7   7   14   11   62   15   4  
   Technical violation* 16   14   40   30   198   36   10  
  Status 5   6   9   8   20   24   2  

1American Indian includes Alaskan Natives; Asian includes Pacific Islanders.
* Technical violations include violations of probation, parole, and valid court order.

Notes: Race proportions do not include youth of Hispanic ethnicity. Totals include a small number of youth for whom race/ethnicity was not reported or was reported as "other." Detail may not total 100% because of rounding or because all offenses are not presented.

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Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08303.asp?qaDate=2006. Released on September 12, 2008.

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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