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ERIC Number: ED282968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Children in Custody: 1982/83 Census of Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities.
Sickmund, Melissa
The Children in Custody (CIC) report provides biennial information, in the form of statistical charts, on public and private residential facilities holding juveniles in custody across the country, and on the juveniles they hold. The reference date for this CIC census was February 1, 1983. Annual data are for the calendar year 1982. The major findings of this CIC census include the following: (1) 97 percent of the residents of public and private juvenile detention and correctional facilities were juveniles; (2) from 1979 to 1983 there was a 13 percent increase in the number of facilities; (3) public facilities held 62 percent of the total residents; (4) from 1972 to 1982 the average daily population in juvenile facilities increased 7 percent; (5) there were 624,928 admissions to juvenile facilities; (6) males constituted 80 percent of those in custody; (7) the rate of confinement was 250 per 100,000 of the age-eligible population; (8) delinquents accounted for 75 percent of juveniles in custody; (9) violent offenders were 24 percent of delinquents in custody; and (10) the average length of stay in public facilities was one and a quarter months; in private facilities it was four and a half months. (PS)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Statistics.