||Have trends in the number of detained cases varied by race?
||The number of delinquency cases involving detention declined for racial groups since 2006.
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- Between 2006 and 2010, the relative decline in cases involving detention was greater for Asian youth (down 24%), then for white youth or black youth (down 20% each), and American Indian youth (down 17%).
- In 2010, youth were detained at some point between referral to court and case disposition in 25% of delinquency cases involving black youth, 24% for American Indian youth, 21% for Asian youth, and 19% for white youth.
- In 2010, white youth accounted for the largest proportion of delinquency cases involving detention (57%). By comparison, black youth accounted for 40%, while American Indian youth and Asian youth accounted for 2% and 1%, respectively, of delinquency cases involving detention.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/court/qa06304.asp?qaDate=2010.
Released on April 17, 2013.
Adapted from Juvenile Court Statistics 2009/i> (forthcoming). Pittsburgh, PA: National Center for Juvenile Justice.
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