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Relative Rate Indices1 of Detention of Delinquency Referrals

Year Minority Black AIAN* AHPI**

1990 1.6 1.6 1.2 1.8
1991 1.8 1.8 1.4 2.1
1992 1.7 1.7 1.2 1.5
1993 1.6 1.6 1.1 1.7
1994 1.5 1.5 1.1 1.4
1995 1.5 1.5 1.1 1.5
1996 1.6 1.6 1.2 1.7
1997 1.5 1.5 1.1 1.6
1998 1.4 1.4 1.0 1.5
1999 1.4 1.4 1.0 1.7
2000 1.5 1.5 1.0 1.4
2001 1.5 1.6 0.9 1.4
2002 1.4 1.5 0.9 1.3
2003 1.4 1.4 1.1 1.3
2004 1.4 1.4 1.1 1.1
2005 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.1
2006 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2
2007 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2
2008 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.2
2009 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.1
2010 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.1

1 All RRI's are relative to whites.
* AIAN: American Indian or Alaskan Native.
** AHPI: Asian, Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.
Summary

The minority RRI for the detention decision in delinquency offense cases was high in the early 1990s and declined slightly through 2010; however, the RRI in 2010 was still rather large. This pattern was generally found in the RRIs for each racial minority. The decline in the RRI for delinquency offense cases for black youth was less over the period than for AHPI youth. The RRI for AHPI youth in the early 1990s was above that of black youth, and over the period reduced to a level below that of black youth by 2010. The RRI for delinquency cases involving AIAN youth began the 1990s lower than the other two racial groups and also declined; but increased through 2010 to a level above that of AHPI youth.