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NCJ Number: 212119 Find in a Library
Title: West Virginia Juvenile Corrections 2000 Annual Report
Author(s): Autumn Lucas
Corporate Author: West Virginia Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Ctr
Division of Criminal Justice Services
United States of America
Date Published: February 2002
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
West Virginia Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Ctr
Charleston, WV 25301
Grant Number: 00-JJ-025
Sale Source: West Virginia Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Ctr
Division of Criminal Justice Services
1204 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25301
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This annual report presents statistics on juveniles committed and released from West Virginia juvenile correctional facilities during 2000.
Abstract: During 2000, 171 juveniles were committed to West Virginia juvenile correctional facilities, representing 0.09 percent of all juvenile offenders in the State during 2000. A full 88.9 percent of committed juveniles in 2000 were male, although the number of female commitments during 2000 increased 1.4 percent from 1999. Minorities were overrepresented within West Virginia’s juvenile correctional population: 16.4 percent of committed juveniles were from minority populations while only 5.8 percent of the State’s juvenile population was non-White in 2000. The property offenses of burglary and theft were the most frequently charged crime among committed juveniles, followed by the person offense of assault/battery. Almost half of all juvenile commitments were the result of a probation violation. West Virginia released 168 juveniles from juvenile correctional facilities during 2000 after they had served an average of nearly 10 months in detention. Information is also offered on the capacity of West Virginia’s juvenile correctional facilities and their daily populations. Graphs, tables, works cited
Main Term(s): Corrections annual reports; Juvenile Corrections/Detention statistics
Index Term(s): Juvenile detention rates; West Virginia
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