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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: Does the offense profile of detained juveniles in residential placement vary by state?
A: In 1 out of 5 states in 2011, technical violations accounted for a greater share of detained offenders than did person offenses.

Offense profile of detained offenders in residential placement by State, 2011

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

U.S. total 100 % 36 % 22 % 6 % 12 % 22 % 3 %
Alabama 100   27   29   7   15   18   4  
Alaska *100   *24   *27   *3   *6   *36   *3  
Arizona 100   20   18   11   8   41   3  
Arkansas 100   29   20   8   9   32   3  
California 100   42   24   4   14   15   1  

Colorado 100   40   30   11   14   4   2  
Connecticut 100   6   3   0   3   91   0  
Delaware *100   *30   *19   *11   *15   *22   *0  
District of Columbia 100   47   27   4   7   11   4  
Florida 100   27   29   6   10   27   1  

Georgia 100   38   22   4   15   15   6  
Hawaii *100   *44   *11   *11   *11   *22   *0  
Idaho 100   27   30   14   14   9   5  
Illinois 100   33   20   6   19   22   0  
Indiana 100   30   29   7   12   16   6  

Iowa 100   30   36   10   6   16   2  
Kansas 100   34   25   8   11   22   1  
Kentucky 100   40   16   3   16   24   3  
Louisiana 100   33   25   9   10   12   10  
Maine *100   *25   *38   *0   *25   *13   *0  

Maryland 100   52   21   15   11   0   1  
Massachusetts 100   52   22   3   17   7   2  
Michigan 100   25   19   3   10   37   5  
Minnesota 100   33   22   3   12   25   5  
Mississippi 100   28   40   10   13   5   5  

Missouri 100   40   25   7   7   17   5  
Montana *100   *19   *13   *13   *13   *44   *0  
Nebraska 100   30   20   3   5   34   10  
Nevada 100   33   12   21   18   18   0  
New Hampshire --   --   --   --   --   --   --  

New Jersey 100   51   9   7   15   18   0  
New Mexico 100   20   19   7   4   50   0  
New York 100   43   18   4   9   19   8  
North Carolina 100   42   17   4   8   28   2  
North Dakota --   --   --   --   --   --   --  

Ohio 100   40   21   3   12   23   2  
Oklahoma 100   24   29   9   11   23   4  
Oregon 100   35   17   6   10   33   0  
Pennsylvania 100   31   17   6   6   37   2  
Rhode Island 100   50   14   6   8   25   0  

South Carolina 100   28   19   4   17   27   6  
South Dakota *100   *14   *10   *14   *7   *48   *10  
Tennessee 100   37   23   11   13   13   4  
Texas 100   33   19   8   9   30   1  
Utah 100   17   17   7   13   45   2  

Vermont --   --   --   --   --   --   --  
Virginia 100   38   20   3   6   31   2  
Washington 100   40   35   5   9   8   4  
West Virginia 100   41   19   6   9   13   11  
Wisconsin 100   43   34   5   13   2   5  
Wyoming --   --   --   --   --   --   --  

-- 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 209 detained juvenile offenders for whom State of offense was not reported.

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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  • Nationally, person offenders (36%) accounted for the largest share of the detained population, while drug and status offenders accounted for the smallest share (6% and 3%, respectively).
  • In all states, the proportion of juvenile offenders detained for drug offenses was less than 22%.
  • In most states, status offenders accounted for less than 10% of detained offenders.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08305.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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