Infographic: Juvenile Incarceration in the U.S.


From the Pew Charitable Trusts:

Between 2010 and 2011, the number of committed youth—those locked up as a result of a court-ordered sanction—fell in 43 states, according to the most recent data released by the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The juvenile commitment rate dropped 14 percent during that period. In 2011, almost 42,000 committed youth were held on any given day in a juvenile corrections facility or other residential placement. This represents 1 in 751 youth across the United States.

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