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NCJ Number: 66729 Find in a Library
Title: WISCONSIN DIVISION OF CORRECTIONS - RESIDENTS IN WISCONSIN JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS ON DECEMBER 31ST, 1978, WITH FIVE-YEAR TRENDS FOR 1974-1978
Author(s): W A CURLEY; J NEUBAUER
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Dept of Health and Social Services
Division of Corrections
Office of Systems and Evaluation
United States
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Wisconsin Dept of Health and Social Services
Madison, WI 53702
Publication Number: C-58
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TABLES AND A BRIEF NARRATIVE PRESENT INFORMATION ON RESIDENTS IN WISCONSIN JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS ON DECEMBER 31, 1978, WITH 5-YEAR TRENDS FOR 1974-78.
Abstract: THE NUMBER OF JUVENILE RESIDENTS DECLINED 11.5 PERCENT FROM 749 IN 1977 TO 672 AT YEAR-END, 1978. WHITES COMPRISED 74.6 PERCENT OF THE MALE JUVENILE POPULATION. THE TOTAL PROPORTION OF WHITE AND NATIVE AMERICAN FEMALE RESIDENTS INCREASED OVER 1977, WHILE THE PROPORTION OF BLACK FEMALE JUVENILES DECLINED. THE MEDIAN AGE FOR BOYS DECREASED FROM 16.6 YEARS IN 1977 TO 16.4 YEARS IN 1978. GIRLS WITH LESS THAN 3 MONTHS' TIME IN THE INSTITUTION CONSTITUTED ABOUT TWO-FIFTHS OF THE FEMALE JUVENILE POPULATION, A DECREASE OF 13 PERCENTAGE POINTS FROM 1977. NEW COMMITMENTS REPRESENTED 70.3 PERCENT OF THE JUVENILE MALE POPULATION AS OF DECEMBER 31ST, A DECREASE OF 4.1 PERCENTAGE POINTS FROM 1977. MILWAUKEE COUNTY COMMITTED MOST OF THE JUVENILE RESIDENTS. TABLES PROVIDE DATA ON CHARACTERISTICS OF RESIDENTS IN JUVENILE INSTITUTIONS BY INSTITUTION AND BY SEX (I.E., TYPE OF ADMISSION, RACE, AGE, TIME IN INSTITUTION, AND COUNTY OF COMMITMENT). (WJR)
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (juvenile); Corrections statistics; Inmate statistics; Juvenile Corrections/Detention statistics; Juvenile offender statistics; Wisconsin
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