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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: Does the offense profile of committed juveniles in residential placement vary by state?
A: In 4 out of 10 states in 2006, person offenders accounted for more than the national average of 36% of the committed residential placement population.

Offense profile of committed offenders 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 % 36 % 26 % 9 % 11 % 13 % 6 %
Alabama 100   22   17   8   7   24   23  
Alaska 100   24   21   3   8   30   15  
Arizona 100   24   28   20   11   14   3  
Arkansas 100   30   32   8   9   15   6  
California 100   35   26   7   14   17   1  

Colorado 100   45   34   7   11   2   1  
Connecticut 100   38   16   9   16   15   6  
Delaware 100   33   25   16   20   4   2  
District of Columbia *100   *34   *24   *17   *14   *7   *0  
Florida 100   30   29   14   11   15   0  

Georgia 100   42   32   7   12   5   2  
Hawaii *100   *25   *9   *0   *6   *41   *13  
Idaho 100   23   39   11   16   9   2  
Illinois 100   44   28   7   10   9   1  
Indiana 100   26   29   7   19   8   10  

Iowa 100   33   37   8   9   2   10  
Kansas 100   43   28   6   11   10   2  
Kentucky 100   23   18   6   14   11   27  
Louisiana 100   33   32   7   10   9   9  
Maine 100   34   38   6   13   6   2  

Maryland 100   33   23   16   5   21   2  
Massachusetts 100   43   23   8   11   11   3  
Michigan 100   35   27   4   10   12   12  
Minnesota 100   37   24   5   13   12   8  
Mississippi 100   16   32   25   21   5   1  

Missouri 100   34   33   7   9   11   7  
Montana 100   37   41   6   5   6   5  
Nebraska 100   14   25   6   10   2   43  
Nevada 100   20   28   16   13   21   1  
New Hampshire 100   44   16   5   5   7   22  

New Jersey 100   38   15   18   9   16   4  
New Mexico 100   24   12   5   8   50   1  
New York 100   37   25   7   8   4   19  
North Carolina 100   40   34   9   8   4   6  
North Dakota 100   24   19   14   11   4   28  

Ohio 100   42   26   6   10   14   2  
Oklahoma 100   39   36   8   12   2   2  
Oregon 100   57   22   2   6   13   0  
Pennsylvania 100   28   16   13   9   25   9  
Rhode Island 100   32   33   17   11   6   1  

South Carolina 100   33   23   4   8   29   2  
South Dakota 100   23   20   7   11   23   16  
Tennessee 100   37   24   10   11   13   5  
Texas 100   43   28   8   8   13   1  
Utah 100   41   24   15   12   5   2  

Vermont *100   *46   *31   *15   *8   *0   *0  
Virginia 100   43   31   7   4   13   2  
Washington 100   42   33   5   5   12   3  
West Virginia 100   28   23   9   5   7   27  
Wisconsin 100   38   27   5   21   1   7  
Wyoming 100   26   16   13   5   21   20  

-- 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 1,404 committed 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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Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08306.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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