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Trends: Juvenile Detention

Number of Juveniles in Detention Per 100,000. This measure is a snapshot, or one day count, of juveniles who were assigned a bed in a juvenile residential facility in the U.S. Rates are computed per 100,000 juveniles under age 21. These data are drawn from the Kids Count data center.  For more information on this indicator, see Kids Count – Juvenile Detention.

To view or compare state data, select up to six jurisdictions below and click "View Data"

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  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
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  • New York
  • North Carolina
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  • Oklahoma
  • Ohio
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  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
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  • Virgin Islands
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  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
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  • How does your state trend compare to similar or neighboring states?
  • Does the detention population trend in your state decline consistently with the national trend?
  • What information is available to explain your state’s trend? Are you able to track decision points, demographics, youth characteristics, or reasons for detention?
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The rate of minority confinement remains disproportionately high compared to non-minority youth. Policymakers can increase their understanding of the factors and forces that impact detention trends by examining data about their detention and juvenile justice systems for the past three to six months.

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The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention offers several online data analysis tools, including the National Disproportionate Minority Contact Databook.