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  NCJ Number: NCJ 176989     Find in a Library
  Title: Profile of State Prisoners Under Age 18, 1985-97
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Kevin J. Strom
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 02/2000
  Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report presents trend data from 1985 to 1997 on persons under 18 in State prison, focusing primarily on persons admitted to prison under the age of 18, their demographic characteristics, offenses, average sentence length, and expected time served.
  Abstract: The report also includes information on persons released from prison who were admitted under 18, persons under 18 in custody of State prison authorities, and persons under 18 held in local jails. Information was compiled from available correctional data sources including the National Correctional Reporting Program (NCRP), the National Prisoner Statistics (NPS) program, the Survey of Inmates of State Correctional Facilities (SISCF), and the Annual Survey of Jails (ASJ). Highlights include the following: On December 31, 1997, less than 1 percent of inmates in State prison were under age 18, a proportion that has remained stable since the mid-1980’s. The number of offenders under age 18 admitted to State prison has more than doubled from 3,400 in 1985 to 7,400 in 1997, consistently representing about 2 percent of new admissions in each of the 13 years. In 1997, 61 percent of persons admitted to State prison under age 18 had been convicted of a violent offense compared to 52 percent in 1985. Tables, figure, notes
  Main Term(s): Statistics
  Index Term(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences ; Violent crime statistics ; Demography ; State correctional facilities ; Juvenile inmates ; Juvenile Corrections/Detention trends ; Juvenile offense statistics ; Juvenile delinquency ; Juvenile offenders
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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