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Title: Delaware Juvenile Secure Detention, 1995
Author(s): J Rodriguez-Labarca; J O'Connell
Corporate Author: Delaware Statistical Analysis Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 51
Sponsoring Agency: Delaware Statistical Analysis Ctr
Dover, DE 19901
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Delaware Statistical Analysis Ctr
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Dover, DE 19901
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In addition to reporting on 1995 juvenile secure detention patterns for Delaware, this report shows trends in secure detention patterns over the last few years for individual detention centers; data are also provided on inmate demographics (gender, age, and race/ethnicity).
Abstract: From 1994 to 1995, juvenile secure detention patterns in Delaware have shown increases in admissions, populations, and length of stay. From 1994 to 1995 secure detention populations increased from an end-of-the-month "snapshot" average of 80 to 96, a 19-percent increase. This increase is due to 8-percent increases in admissions and in the 2-day increase in the average length of stay from 1994 to 1995. Admissions increased from 1,394 in 1994 to 1,499 in 1995. The average length of stay increased from 21 days in 1994 to 23 days in 1995. Secure detained admissions in 1995 consisted of 32 percent violent felony, 9 percent violent misdemeanor, 16 percent nonviolent felony, 20 percent nonviolent misdemeanor, and 33 percent "other" admissions. A review of secure detention admissions from 1992 to 1995 shows an increase of 111 percent, from 728 to 1,539. During 1995, there were 223 females (14 percent) and 1,316 males (86 percent) in secure detention. Seventy-six percent of all youths admitted to secure detention were between 15 and 17 years old. African-Americans constituted 61 percent of admissions, Caucasians 33 percent, and Hispanics 6 percent. Tables show secure detention admissions, population, and length of stay for 1993, 1994, and 1995.
Main Term(s): Juvenile inmate statistics
Index Term(s): Delaware; Inmate characteristics; Juvenile detention; Juvenile inmates
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