|1 For 2006 and later years, includes the “Two or more races” category, which did not appear on earlier questionnaires. For 2003 and earlier years, includes an “Other” category. Respondents who selected “Other” were instructed to specify what this meant. Examination of these written-in responses, which account for less than 1 percent of the records, indicates that the majority refer to individuals of mixed racial/ethnic identity.
|NOTE: Residential placement rate calculated per 100,000 persons age 10 through the upper age at which those charged with a criminal law violation were under original jurisdiction of the juvenile courts in each state in the given year (through age 17 in most states); for more information, see http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/structure_process/qa04101.asp?qaDate=2013. Data are from a biennial survey of all secure and nonsecure residential placement facilities that house juvenile offenders, defined as persons younger than 21 who are held in a residential setting as a result of some contact with the justice system (they are charged with or adjudicated for an offense). Data do not include adult prisons, jails, federal facilities, or facilities exclusively for drug or mental health treatment or for abused or neglected youth. The data provide 1-day population counts of juveniles in residential placement facilities; 1-day counts differ substantially from the annual admission and release data used to measure facility population flow.
|SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP), retrieved October 20, 2015, from http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezacjrp/. (This table was prepared October 2015.)