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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: Does time in placement vary by type of offense for committed offenders?
A: Committed person offenders were in placement longer than other types of offenders.

Percent of committed residents remaining in placement by offense, 2011

Days since
admission
Person Property Drugs Public
order
Technical
violation
Status

0 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
10 93.9   90.8   91.3   92.5   85.7   89.3  
20 89.7   85.5   86.4   87.5   78.0   84.2  
30 84.2   78.4   78.9   80.7   69.2   77.5  
40 81.3   73.8   74.9   77.3   64.2   72.4  
50 76.8   68.1   68.2   71.9   58.3   67.6  
60 73.2   63.7   63.1   67.5   53.8   63.4  
70 69.4   59.2   58.6   62.7   49.4   58.9  
80 65.4   54.8   53.4   58.7   44.7   53.7  
90 62.4   51.1   49.3   55.9   41.4   50.5  
100 58.7   47.3   44.9   51.9   37.7   47.1  
110 55.9   44.2   41.9   49.1   35.3   44.3  
120 52.6   40.5   38.3   45.9   31.9   41.6  
130 49.5   36.8   35.0   42.7   29.0   38.4  
140 46.7   33.4   31.1   39.7   26.1   35.4  
150 44.1   30.5   27.7   36.9   23.8   31.9  
160 42.2   28.5   25.4   34.5   21.5   29.5  
170 39.6   25.6   22.8   32.1   19.3   27.3  
180 37.6   23.5   21.0   30.6   17.8   25.9  
190 35.5   21.4   18.9   28.6   16.2   23.3  
200 33.7   19.7   17.3   27.2   15.1   21.6  
210 31.9   18.3   15.5   25.8   13.9   19.7  
220 30.4   17.0   14.0   24.4   12.3   18.1  
230 29.3   15.9   12.9   23.0   11.4   17.2  
240 27.6   14.6   11.8   21.4   10.1   15.5  
250 26.5   13.7   10.8   20.3   9.2   14.8  
260 25.3   12.6   9.9   19.1   8.1   14.0  
270 24.0   11.5   9.0   18.3   7.2   13.0  
280 22.6   10.9   8.3   17.3   6.6   12.0  
290 21.6   10.2   7.3   16.5   6.0   11.0  
300 20.9   9.6   7.0   16.1   5.7   10.3  
310 20.2   9.2   6.5   15.3   5.3   9.8  
320 19.4   8.7   6.1   14.7   5.0   9.3  
330 18.5   7.9   5.4   13.8   4.6   8.5  
340 17.9   7.6   5.2   13.1   4.4   8.2  
350 17.3   7.1   5.1   12.4   4.0   7.8  
360 16.5   6.7   4.4   11.6   3.8   7.6  
365 16.1   6.6   4.4   11.4   3.7   7.4  

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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.
  • After 6 months, 68% of committed person offenders remained in placement.
  • Time-in-placement patterns largely overlapped for committed youth held for property, drug, and status offenses.
  • The proportion of juveniles remaining in placement at least 180 days was larger for committed status offenders (26%) than for delinquents committed for drug offenses (21%). A smaller proportion of juveniles committed for technical violations (18%) had been in the facility that long.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08404.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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