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Title: Delaware Juveniles in Secure Facilities, 1996
Author(s): J Rodriguez-Labarca; J O'Connell
Corporate Author: Delaware Statistical Analysis Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 67
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents and explains statistics on juvenile offenders and juvenile corrections in Delaware for 1996.
Abstract: The data revealed that admissions to secure care increased from 1,621 to 1,954 between 1994 and 1996. Black youths accounted for 65 percent of total admissions in 1994 and 64 percent in 1996. The average age of youths admitted to secure care was 15.5 years in both years. Since 1994 secure care admissions, populations, and lengths of stay have been increasing. The average population was 150 in 1994 and 199 in 1996. The length of stay increased from 34 days in 1994 to 37 days in 1996. The average youth admitted to secure care in 1996 was a 15-year-old violent offender with pending charges in family court. The average age of juvenile violent offenders is decreasing. Juvenile justice reform has shifted most nonviolent juvenile offenders to noninstitutional alternative programs, thereby reducing the number of nonviolent juvenile offenders in juvenile facilities. Figures, tables, and preface discussion juvenile violent crime and juvenile justice policies in the State
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention statistics
Index Term(s): Delaware; Juvenile offender statistics
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