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NCJ Number: 161280 Find in a Library
Title: Missouri Juvenile Court Annual Report, 1994
Corporate Author: Missouri Dept of Social Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Missouri Dept of Social Services
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Sale Source: Missouri Dept of Social Services
221 West High Street
P.O. Box 1527
Jefferson City, MO 65102
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents juvenile court statistics and trend data for Missouri for 1994.
Abstract: The 45 juvenile court circuits disposed of 77,460 referrals during the year, a 1-percent decrease over the 5 years since 1990 and a 6-percent increase over 1993. Males accounted for 68 percent of all referrals; white youth made up 67 percent of the referral population. Fifty-three percent of the referrals accounted for 53 percent of referrals, and juvenile status offenses increased 42 percent from 1993 to a total of 21,458. From 1985 to 1994, law violation referrals increased 28 percent, while child abuse, neglect, and custody referrals increased 53 percent. Sixty-eight percent of the referrals came from police; more than half of the abuse, neglect, and custody referrals came from the Department of Social Services' Division of Family Services. Males were most likely to be referred for law violations, while females were most likely to be referred for status offenses. Figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile court statistics
Index Term(s): Missouri
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