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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: Are most juvenile offenders held in small facilities?
A: More than half of facilities were small (holding 20 of fewer residents), but nearly half of juvenile offenders were held in medium facilities (holding 21-100 residents) in 2010.

Juveniles in residential placement by facility size and facility type, 2010

Facility size Number of
facilities
Percent of
facilities
Number of
juvenile
offenders
Percent of
juvenile
offenders

Total 2,111 100% 66,322 100%
1-10 residents 676 32% 3,500 5%
11-20 residents 481 23% 6,220 9%
21-50 residents 563 27% 16,340 25%
51-100 residents 243 12% 15,705 24%
101-200 residents 108 5% 13,928 21%
200+ residents 40 2% 10,629 16%

Note: Detail may not add to total because of rounding.

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  • Although the largest facilities—those holding more than 200 residents—accounted for only 2% of all facilities, they held 16% of all juvenile offenders in residential placement.
  • Inversely, although the smallest facilities—those holding 10 or fewer residents—accounted for 32% of all facilities, they held only 5% of all juvenile offenders in placement.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08501.asp?qaDate=2010. Released on September 24, 2013.

Adapted from Hockenberry, S., Sickmund, M., and Sladky, A. (2013). Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2010: Selected Findings. Washington, D.C.: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Data Source: Authors' analysis of the Juvenile Residential Facility Census 2010 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.

 

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