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Child Incarceration Statistics

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Child Incarceration Statistics Data
Total number of children incarcerated each year 1,900,000
Number of children detained on any given day 70,000
Number of children being held each day awaiting their court trials 25,000
Number of minors housed in adult prisons on any given day 10,000
Cost of incarcerating a minor for one year $88,000
Total spent annually on juvenile corrections $6,000,000,000
Cost of educating a minor for one year $12,500
Percent rearrested for a new crime (misdemeanor or felony) within 3 years 59.6 %
Rate of minors under either detention or correctional custody 336 of every 100,000
Percent of minors under correctional custody being held in locked long-term facilities 40 %
Percent of minors who are incarcerated for non-violent offenses 74.1 %
Percent of incarcerated minors who never finish high school 65 %
Number of states that had juvenile facility violent/abusive conditions clearly documented since 2000 21
Percent of American citizens who have at least one arrest by age 18 14 %
Percent of American citizens who have at least one arrest by age 23 24 %
Child Incarceration by Type of Offense Percent
All Violent Offenses 25.9 %
Homicide 0.9 %
Rape / Sexual Assault 8 %
Robbery 8.6 %
Aggravated Assault 8.5 %
All Non-Violent Offenses 74.1 %
Property Offenses 25.9 %
Technical Violations 11.7 %
Other Person Offenses 10.9 %
Public Order Offenses 2.8 %
Drug Offenses 8.6 %
Status Offenses 4.1 %
Child Incarceration Rate by Country Per 100,000 Youth Population
USA 336
South Africa 69
New Zealand 68
Netherlands 51.3
England & Wales 46.8
Scotland 33
Australia 24.9
Germany 23.1
France 18.6
Italy 11.3
Sweden 4.1
Finland 3.6
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Equal Justice Initiative, Hazel, Neal, Cross-National Comparison of Youth Justice, Sickmund
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 6, 2016

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