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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: Does time in placement vary by sex?
A: Yes. Males tended to stay in facilities longer than females in 2011.

Percent of residents remaining in placement by sex, 2011

Days since
admission
        Committed          
          Detained            
Male FemaleFemale Male Female

0 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
10 91.8   89.3   63.8   55.1  
20 86.8   83.0   46.9   36.4  
30 80.2   75.8   34.5   23.7  
40 76.5   71.2   27.9   18.1  
50 71.2   66.0   22.5   13.4  
60 67.1   61.5   19.3   10.5  
70 62.8   57.6   16.6   8.6  
80 58.5   53.1   14.3   7.1  
90 55.2   50.1   12.7   6.3  
100 51.3   46.6   11.2   5.6  
110 48.5   43.8   10.1   5.1  
120 45.0   40.9   9.1   4.6  
130 41.8   37.6   8.4   4.0  
140 38.8   34.1   7.6   3.8  
150 36.0   31.1   7.0   3.5  
160 34.0   28.9   6.4   3.1  
170 31.4   26.3   5.8   2.7  
180 29.5   24.6   5.3   2.6  
190 27.4   22.5   4.9   2.5  
200 25.9   20.8   4.5   2.3  
210 24.4   18.9   4.2   2.1  
220 22.9   17.7   3.8   1.9  
230 21.8   16.8   3.5   1.7  
240 20.2   15.1   3.3   1.6  
250 19.3   14.2   3.1   1.5  
260 18.1   13.2   2.9   1.4  
270 17.0   11.9   2.7   1.4  
280 16.0   11.3   2.5   1.2  
290 15.2   10.6   2.3   1.1  
300 14.6   10.1   2.2   1.1  
310 14.0   9.5   2.1   1.1  
320 13.4   8.9   2.0   1.0  
330 12.6   8.2   1.8   0.9  
340 12.2   7.9   1.7   0.9  
350 11.6   7.6   1.6   0.8  
360 11.0   7.3   1.5   0.6  
365 10.8   7.1   1.4   0.6  

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  • The CJRP captures information on the number of days since admission for each juvenile in residential placement. These data represent the number of days the juvenile had been in the facility up to the census date (October 26, 2011). Because the data are not based on a release cohort, the complete length of stay cannot be determined.
  • The overall median time in placement for juvenile offenders held in juvenile facilities was 63 days in 2011. The median time in placement for male youth (65 days) exceeded the median time in placement for female youth (42 days).
  • Among detained juveniles, 35% of males had been in the facility at least 30 days, compared with 24% of females.
  • After 180 days, 30% of committed males and 25% of committed females remained in placement.
  • Among committed females, 23% remained in placement after 190 days; among committed males, 22% remained after 230 days.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08402.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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