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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: How does the type of offense resulting in placement vary by sex?
A: Females were more likely than males to be held for technical violations or status offenses.

Offense profile of juveniles in residential placement by sex, 2006

Most serious offense Total Male Female

Total 100 % 100 % 100 %
  Delinquency 95   97   86  
   Person 34   35   29  
    Criminal homicide 1   1   1  
    Sexual assault 7   8   1  
    Robbery 7   8   3  
    Aggravated assault 8   8   8  
    Simple assault 8   7   14  
    Other person 3   3   3  
   Property 25   26   19  
    Burglary 10   11   4  
    Theft 5   5   6  
    Auto theft 5   5   5  
    Arson 1   1   1  
    Other property 5   5   4  
   Drug 9   9   7  
    Drug trafficking 2   2   1  
    Other drug 7   7   6  
   Public order 11   11   9  
    Weapons 4   4   1  
    Other public order 7   7   8  
   Technical violation* 16   16   21  
  Status 5   3   14  

* Technical violations include violations of probation, parole, and valid court order.

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Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08304.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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