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NCJ Number: 193498 Find in a Library
Title: West Virginia Juvenile Corrections Annual Report, 2000
Author(s): Autumn Lucas
Corporate Author: West Virginia Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Ctr
Division of Criminal Justice Services
United States of America
Date Published: February 2002
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
West Virginia Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Ctr
Charleston, WV 25301
Grant Number: 00-JJ-025
Sale Source: West Virginia Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Ctr
Division of Criminal Justice Services
1204 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25301
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents juvenile corrections statistics and juvenile offender information for West Virginia for 2000.
Abstract: The juveniles committed to West Virginia juvenile correctional facilities in 2000 amounted to 0.09 percent of the State’s juveniles 10- to 17-years-old. The average length of stay of the 168 juveniles released from juvenile correctional facilities in 2000 was 9.9 months. Juveniles committed in 2000 ranged from 13- to 19-years-old; only 6.4 percent were under age 15. A total of 88.9 percent were male; 16.4 percent were nonwhite, although the State’s juvenile population was only 5.8 percent nonwhite. West Virginia had a lower incarceration rate for juveniles except for two other States where the upper age limit for juvenile court jurisdiction was 17-years-old, only Hawaii, and Vermont had lower juvenile incarceration rates. Property offenses comprised over one third of all offenses charged to juveniles committed in 2000; person offenses, particularly assault/battery, were the second most common type of offense charged. The average daily population of juveniles in West Virginia juvenile correctional facilities during 2000 was 112. Figures, table, and 4 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention statistics
Index Term(s): Juvenile inmates; West Virginia
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