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Juvenile Justice - Statistics

Easy Access to the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (EZACJRP)

Easy Access to the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (EZACJRP) was developed to facilitate independent analysis of national data on the characteristics of youth held in residential placement facilities, including detailed information about the youth's age, sex, race/ethnicity, placemen

Steep Drop Since 2000 in Number of Facilities Confining Juveniles (2018)

Decline of 42% coincides with reduction in population of youth in custody.

Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2015 (2018)

The 2015 Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP) shows that the number of youth in placement continues to decline. Between 2006 and 2015, nearly 9 in 10 states cut their rates by half or more.

Youth Confinement: The Whole Pie (2018)

This report provides an introductory snapshot of what happens when justice-involved youth are held by the state: where they are held, under what conditions, and for what offenses.

Progress Check: Youth Confinement in America Today: Youth Residing In Juvenile Detention, Correctional And/Or Residential Facilities (2016)

America’s youth confinement rate dropped across all racial and ethnic groups during the last decade — and by 40% overall. While these numbers are moving in the right direction, there’s clear room for improvement, according to statistics from the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

Youth Residing in Juvenile Detention, Correctional and/or Residential Facilities (2017)

Although the United States still leads the industrialized world in the rate at which it locks up young people, the youth confinement rate in the US is rapidly declining. This table shows rates of confined youth per state.

Youth Residing in Juvenile Detention, Correctional and/or Residential Facilities by Race and Hispanic Origin (2017)

Although the United States still leads the industrialized world in the rate at which it locks up young people, the youth confinement rate in the US is rapidly declining. This table shows rates of confined youth by ethnicity per state.

BJS Juveniles

This website provides access to all reports released by the BJS related to juveniles involved in the justice system.

Easy Access to Juvenile Populations (EZAPOP)

EZAPOP provides access to National, State, and County level population data detailed by age, sex, race, and ethnicity. Users can create detailed population profiles for a single jurisdiction or create State Comparison or County Comparison tables.

Easy Access to Juvenile Court Statistics (EZAJCS)

EZAJCS was developed to facilitate independent analysis of national estimates of delinquency cases processed by the nation's juvenile courts.

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