This report from the Vera Institute of Justice provides information collected directly from states and the federal Bureau of Prisons to estimate the number of people in prison at the end of 2017.
Criminal justice statistics
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.
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.
Federal offenders have substantially lower rates of recidivism than state offenders … This report follows offenders for eight years, but the authors occasionally use five-year comparisons that mimic previous state recidivism reports from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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.
This website provides access to all reports released by the BJS related to juveniles involved in the justice system.
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.
EZAJCS was developed to facilitate independent analysis of national estimates of delinquency cases processed by the nation's juvenile courts.