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National Disproportionate Minority Contact Databook

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2012 Case Processing Summary
Counts for Delinquency Offenses

DECISION POINTS All White Minority Black AIAN* AHPI**

Population at risk (ages 10-17) 33,248,000 25,332,400 7,915,600 5,476,500 597,200 1,841,800
Juvenile arrests 1,249,500 811,500 438,000 400,700 17,200 20,200
Cases referred to juvenile court 1,145,800 725,600 420,300 387,100 18,200 15,000
Cases diverted 313,600 220,200 93,400 85,000 4,300 4,200
Cases detained 227,900 131,700 96,200 88,300 4,800 3,100
Cases petitioned 619,700 370,000 249,700 230,800 10,400 8,500
Cases adjudicated 351,300 217,200 134,000 122,400 7,000 4,600
Adjudicated cases resulting in probation 222,900 140,700 82,100 74,400 4,400 3,400
Adjudicated cases resulting in placement 87,500 50,600 36,900 34,300 1,700 900
Cases judicially waived 4,600 2,400 2,200 2,100 100 <50

* AIAN: American Indian or Alaskan Native.
** AHPI: Asian, Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.
Suggested Citation: Puzzanchera, C. and Hockenberry, S. (2015). National Disproportionate Minority Contact Databook. Developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/dmcdb/

Developed and maintained by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, with funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.