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NCJ Number: 137000 Find in a Library
Title: Missouri Division of Youth Services Fiscal Year 1991 Statistical Report
Corporate Author: Missouri Division of Youth Services
Dept of Social Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Missouri Division of Youth Services
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0447
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Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Annual Statistical Report (July 1, 1990, through June 30, 1991) of the Missouri Division of Youth Services provides statistics on the number and characteristics of the youth served.
Abstract: Summary statewide data indicate that nearly 9 out of 10 youth committed to institutions were boys, and over one-half of the youth committed were white. Forty-four percent of those committed had a history of drug use. Approximately 1 out of 4 youth were committed for crimes against a person. The committed youth averaged the ninth grade level in school. Approximately 1 out of 10 youth were recommitted. The average age of committed youth was 15.2 years. Two out of three youth committed were from a metropolitan area. One-half of prior adjudications were for property offenses; 37 percent were referred to a juvenile court before their 13th birthday. Detailed data show commitments by region, by age and grade, by race, and by type of offense. Data also cover risk assessment and discharges. Appendixes provide statistics on reasons for commitment, commitments by circuit and county, facility use, and commitments by circuit.
Main Term(s): Juvenile inmate statistics
Index Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention statistics; Juvenile offender statistics; Missouri
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