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  • Juvenile felony arrest rate

    Juvenile felony arrests are shown per 100,000 youth ages 10-17. The rate of juvenile felony arrests shows the size of the county's juvenile justice population relative to its total youth population.

  • State confinement rate

    Youth populations held in state youth correctional facilities as of Dec. 31 are shown for each county per 1,000 juvenile felony arrests. Counties' varying reliance on state youth correctional facilities to house their juvenile justice population demonstrates their sentencing practices.

  • State facilities by population

    Youth populations held in state youth correctional facilities as of Dec. 31 are shown for each county per 100,000 youth age 10-17. This rate demonstrates the prevalence of state youth confinement practices within the county.

  • State confinement costs

    This measure shows the total dollars spent on confining youth in the state youth correctional facilities, per 1,000 juvenile felony arrests for each county. It compares the cost to state taxpayers imposed by each county's choice to use state facilities for felony arrestees. Learn more

  • New commitments to state youth facilities

    New commitments to state youth correctional facilities for the calendar year are shown for each county per 1,000 juvenile felony arrests. This demonstrates the counties' most recent and continuing youth confinement trends.

  • County-based confinement rate

    Youth populations held in local juvenile halls and camps as of Dec. 31 are shown for each county per 1,000 juvenile felony arrests. Counties' varying reliance on local facilities to house their juvenile justice population shows confinement practices.

  • County facilities by population

    Youth populations held in local juvenile halls and camps as of Dec. 31 are shown for each county per 100,000 youth age 10-17. This rate demonstrates the prevalence of local youth confinement practices within the county.

  • County institutional capacity

    Youth populations (pre- and post- adjudication) held in local juvenile halls and camps as of Dec. 31 as a percent of rated capacity. This demonstrates the county's utilization of existing local juvenile justice facilities. Learn more

  • Direct transfers to adult court

    Prosecutorial transfers of youths to adult criminal court per 1,000 juvenile felony arrests (mandatory + discretionary). Youths can be transferred to adult criminal court through prosecutorial discretion or mandatory statutory waiver, or through a juvenile court determination. This figure does not include juvenile court determinations. 2012*

  • Open mental health cases

    The percent of the local juvenile justice population (confined + alternative supervision) that are designated as open mental health cases. This demonstrates the prevalence of mental health needs within the youth offender population.

  • Youth in out-of-home placement

    Youth population housed in foster or group home care are shown per 100,000 youth ages 10-17. This comparison provides additional socio-economic information related to the dependency system.

  • Poverty rate

    The percentage of county residents under age 18 living in households with incomes below poverty guidelines (five year average, 2006-2010). This comparison provides additional socio-economic information.

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Since 1985, CJCJ has conducted premier research and policy analysis promoting more effective approaches to criminal and juvenile justice policies, which further long-term public safety. CJCJ has published numerous reports on topics ranging from juvenile justice reform to analyses of drug policy enforcement.

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Sources

  • Offender Information Services Branch, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Characteristics of Inmate Population (December 31). Sacramento, CA: CDCR.
  • California Criminal Justice Statistics Center, California Department of Justice. California Criminal Justice Profiles. Sacramento, CA: DOJ.
  • California Board of State and Community Corrections. Juvenile Detention Profiles. Jail Profile Surveys. Sacramento, CA: BSCC.
  • US Census Bureau, US Department of Commerce. 2010 Census, California, Summary File 3.
  • United States Census Bureau. American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2006–2010. Washington, DC: Department of Commerce.
  • Department of Finance, Demographic Research Unit. E-1 Population Estimates for Cities, Counties and the State with Annual Percent Change—January 1, 2009 and 2010. Sacramento, CA: State of California.
  • California Division of Juvenile Justice. Characteristics of the Division of Juvenile Justice Population, December. Sacramento, CA: DJJ.
  • California Division of Juvenile Justice. First Commitment Characteristics. Calendar Year. Sacramento, CA: DJJ.
  • California Center for Health Statistics. Death Public Use File. Calendar Year. Sacramento, CA: CHS.
  • California Department of Social Services. Child Welfare Services Reports for California. Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley Center for Social Services Research
  • Chief Probation Officers of California. CPOC Fiscal Year Probation Surveys. Sacramento, CA: CPOC.

Please note: Each year, every county submits their data to the official statewide databases maintained by appointed governmental bodies. While every effort is made to review data for accuracy and to correct information upon revision, CJCJ cannot be responsible for data reporting errors made at the county, state, or national level. View known data limitations and adjustments »