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Juveniles in Residential Placement: 1997-2008 (NCJ 229379) February 2010
Fact Sheet
2 page(s)
Presents information about juvenile offenders held in residential placement. The number of juvenile offenders in residential placement in publicly and privately operated juvenile facilities has declined steadily since 2000. In 2008, fewer than 81,000 juvenile offenders were housed, which represents the lowest number since 1993. This fact sheet includes data from the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement and the Juvenile Residential Facility Census, both of which are 1-day counts of the juvenile placement population.
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