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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: How do residential placement rates vary by State?
A: There was a broad range of State residential placement rates in 2011 - from 59 to 618 per 100,000 juveniles.

Juvenile residential placement rates by State, 2011

State of offense Number
    Residential placement rate per 100,000    
Total Detained Committed

U.S. total 61,423 196 61 134
Upper age 17
Alabama 1,026 198 49 138
Alaska 222 270 121 150
Arizona 936 130 49 80

Arkansas 711 224 62 160
California 9,810 233 97 135
Colorado 1,254 234 70 164
Delaware 180 194 87 107
District of Columbia 258 618 323 294

Florida 3,744 203 41 156
Hawaii 99 75 20 52
Idaho 399 213 70 142
Indiana 1,878 258 71 188
Iowa 729 225 46 170

Kansas 813 255 97 157
Kentucky 747 163 52 109
Maine 165 129 19 108
Maryland 939 153 76 77
Minnesota 828 145 32 108

Mississippi 258 77 36 41
Montana 168 169 48 114
Nebraska 669 337 92 244
Nevada 720 245 75 170
New Jersey 1,005 106 41 65

New Mexico 522 229 71 158
North Dakota 156 241 23 218
Ohio 2,490 200 75 125
Oklahoma 576 141 58 78
Oregon 1,098 281 40 240

Pennsylvania 3,075 238 44 194
Rhode Island 186 180 104 75
South Dakota 429 492 100 386
Tennessee 783 116 37 78
Utah 732 200 49 151

Vermont 36 59 20 39
Virginia 1,686 203 67 136
Washington 1,062 150 39 111
West Virginia 489 278 92 186
Wyoming 249 433 31 396

Upper age 16
Georgia 1,788 184 90 94
Illinois 2,106 171 56 115
Louisiana 957 222 80 140
Massachusetts 543 95 31 63

Michigan 2,085 221 64 155
Missouri 1,122 202 45 156
New Hampshire 90 76 *3 74
South Carolina 726 173 72 102
Texas 4,671 175 59 115
Wisconsin 915 174 49 125

Upper age 15
Connecticut 252 75 31 43
New York 2,139 148 31 116
North Carolina 567 74 21 53

* Rate based on fewer than 10 observations.

Notes: The placement rate is the number of juvenile offenders in residential placement per 100,000 juveniles ages 10 through the upper age of original juvenile court jurisdiction in each State. U.S. total includes 2,324 juvenile offenders in private facilities for whom State of offense was not reported. U.S total does not include juvenile offenders in tribal facilities.

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. Rates and percentages presented are also based on rounded totals. More information on this rounding rule is available on the EZACJRP Web site.

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  • Nationwide in 2011, there were 196 juvenile offenders held in juvenile facilities per 100,000 juveniles in the population.
  • In 2011, the national commitment rate was 2.2 times the detention rate, but rates varied by state.
  • The District of Columbia, and Rhode Island had higher detention rates than commitment rates in 2011.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08601.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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