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NCJ Number: 155901 Find in a Library
Title: Delaware Juvenile Secure Detention, 1992-1994
Author(s): J Rodriguez; J O'Connell
Corporate Author: Delaware Statistical Analysis Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Delaware Statistical Analysis Ctr
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Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data on Delaware juveniles in secure detention encompass 1992 through 1994.
Abstract: Juvenile detained admissions increased 35 percent in 1994. The detained "snapshot" population increased 57 percent in 1994, and the length of stay increased 18 percent in that year. During 1994 juveniles detained for violent offenses accounted for 42 percent of admissions; detainees whose leading charge was assault accounted for 9 percent of admissions; burglary detainees accounted for 7 percent of admissions, and drug-offense detainees accounted for 11 percent of admissions; robbery detainees comprised 7 percent of admissions. Juveniles detained for violent offenses stayed an average of 26 days. During 1994, 456 detainees facing nonviolent felony/misdemeanor, traffic, and other miscellaneous charges were admitted. These detainees accounted for 58 percent of all admissions and spent an average of 15 days in detention. Data tables include number of admissions by gender and race/ethnicity, by gender and age, and by crime type. Length of stay by crime type is also shown. Data are also presented by facility.
Main Term(s): Juvenile inmate statistics
Index Term(s): Delaware; Inmate characteristics; Juvenile detention
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