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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: Person offenders accounted for more than the national average of 38% of the committed residential placement population in 26 states in 2011.

Offense profile of committed 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 % 38 % 25 % 7 % 12 % 13 % 4 %
Alabama 100   24   31   6   11   18   10  
Alaska 100   34   22   2   5   29   5  
Arizona 100   22   30   16   14   17   3  
Arkansas 100   41   24   7   9   13   5  
California 100   40   21   5   14   19   1  

Colorado 100   38   24   7   18   12   1  
Connecticut 100   29   25   6   23   15   4  
Delaware *100   *36   *18   *9   *18   *15   *3  
District of Columbia 100   51   20   7   7   12   2  
Florida 100   32   34   10   10   14   0  

Georgia 100   44   31   4   11   8   2  
Hawaii *100   *35   *61   *0   *0   *0   *0  
Idaho 100   24   34   16   18   8   1  
Illinois 100   50   26   5   9   10   0  
Indiana 100   30   28   9   16   8   9  

Iowa 100   40   30   12   11   3   4  
Kansas 100   42   26   8   22   2   1  
Kentucky 100   32   24   4   16   16   8  
Louisiana 100   45   29   6   7   3   11  
Maine 100   37   39   7   15   2   0  

Maryland 100   38   26   13   10   6   7  
Massachusetts 100   55   22   4   14   2   2  
Michigan 100   35   24   3   14   13   11  
Minnesota 100   42   22   2   20   11   3  
Mississippi 100   22   59   4   15   2   0  

Missouri 100   30   32   9   9   10   10  
Montana 100   34   34   16   5   3   11  
Nebraska 100   30   30   10   11   9   10  
Nevada 100   17   27   20   11   16   6  
New Hampshire *100   *48   *24   *3   *3   *7   *10  

New Jersey 100   47   19   7   17   11   0  
New Mexico 100   26   16   7   6   46   1  
New York 100   40   22   2   8   11   17  
North Carolina 100   44   43   3   4   2   3  
North Dakota 100   17   19   13   17   0   34  

Ohio 100   47   19   4   10   18   2  
Oklahoma 100   42   40   4   12   2   0  
Oregon 100   55   23   5   14   2   0  
Pennsylvania 100   32   18   12   12   22   4  
Rhode Island *100   *19   *35   *35   *0   *15   *0  

South Carolina 100   30   24   5   11   25   5  
South Dakota 100   18   19   14   20   17   12  
Tennessee 100   47   23   9   7   10   5  
Texas 100   44   23   6   9   17   0  
Utah 100   24   18   22   29   4   3  

Vermont *100   *50   *25   *0   *0   *0   *13  
Virginia 100   52   27   2   4   12   2  
Washington 100   51   22   3   8   13   2  
West Virginia 100   28   25   6   9   17   14  
Wisconsin 100   49   25   4   18   0   2  
Wyoming 100   12   20   12   8   33   16  

-- 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 2,097 committed juvenile offenders for whom State of offense was not reported. U.S. total includes a small number of offenders (5) who committed their offense in a U.S. Territory.

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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  • Oregon had the highest proportions of person offenders among committed juveniles (55%). Wyoming (12%), Nevada, and North Dakota (17% each), and South Dakota (18%)had the lowest proportions.
  • The proportion of juvenile offenders committed for technical violations of probation, parole, or valid court orders ranged from 46% in Hawaii and New Mexico to 0% in the Hawaii, North Dakota, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
  • In more than half of all states, status offenders accounted for less than 5% of committed offenders.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08306.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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