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Police Disposition, Juvenile Offenders Taken into Custody, 2012

The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

General comments

  • The totals in this table represent the reported number of juvenile offenders (persons under age 18) taken into custody, aggregated by population group. In addition, this table provides the number of juveniles handled within five different disposition categories. The percent distribution within these categories for each population group is also included.
  • These data represent the reported number of juvenile offenders taken into custody; however, some juveniles may be taken into custody more than once during a year. Therefore, the statistics in this table could, in some cases, represent multiple detentions of the same person.
  • The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement agencies submitting 12 months of arrest data for 2012 and providing juvenile disposition information.
  • In constructing this table, the FBI accepted each individual state’s age definition for juveniles.

Methodology

  • The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement agencies submitting 12 months of arrest data for 2012 and providing juvenile disposition information.
  • In constructing this table, the FBI accepted each individual state’s age definition for juveniles.

Population estimation

The FBI calculated 2012 state growth rates using the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011 and 2012 provisional state/national population estimates. The FBI then estimated population figures for city and county jurisdictions by applying the 2012 state growth rate to the updated 2011 U.S. Census Bureau data.