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New: Juvenile Arrests in Chicago, 2013 and 2014

November 8, 2015

We are pleased to release the 3rd edition of our Arresting Justice report. Since 2011, we have published data about juvenile arrests in Chicago.

Today, we share juvenile arrest data from 2013 and 2014.

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Key Findings of the Report:

Total Number of Juvenile Arrests (17 & under) in 2013: 21,496
Total Number of Juvenile Arrests (17 & under) in 2014: 17,783
The number of juvenile arrests decreased by over 17 percent from 2013 to 2014. Since 2009 when we first began analyzing these numbers, juvenile arrests have decreased 43%.
While Blacks represent 37% of the 0-17 youth population, they accounted for over 79% of juvenile arrests in Chicago in 2013 and 2014.
While Latin@s represent 40% of the 0-17 youth population, they accounted for over 18% of juvenile arrests in 2013 & over 17% in 2014.
Males were over 83% of juvenile arrests in 2013 & 2014.
In 2013 & 2014, 15 to 17 year olds accounted for over 80% of juvenile arrests (they represent 16.6% of Chicago’s youth population).
Most juvenile arrests were for misdemeanor offenses in 2013 & 2014. The top three in 2014 were miscellaneous non-index offenses, drug abuse violations and simple battery.
Based on the data, in 2014, 48.3% of juvenile arrests were referred to court while 19.1% resulted in detention. 25.4% of juvenile arrests resulted in informal station adjustments and 3.85% in formal station adjustments.

Download the detailed full report HERE

Download a visual summary of the report HERE.

New: Maps of Juvenile Arrests, 2013 and 2014

November 8, 2015

Thanks to our friend Dan Cooper at the Adler School, here are some maps of 2013 & 2014 juvenile arrests in Chicago.

According to CPD, there were 17,783 juvenile arrests in 2014; down from 21,496 in 2013 (a decrease of over 17%). Since 2009 when we first began analyzing these numbers, juvenile arrests have decreased 43%.

The 21st district merged with the 2nd in March 2012, the 23rd district merged with the 19th in 2013 and the 13th district with the 12th at the end of 2012.

The 21st district merged with the 2nd in March 2012, the 23rd district merged with the 19th in 2013 and the 13th district with the 12th at the end of 2012.

The 21st district merged with the 2nd in March 2012, the 23rd district merged with the 19th in 2013 and the 13th district with the 12th at the end of 2012 - this accounts for 'missing data.' Map by Dan Cooper

The 21st district merged with the 2nd in March 2012, the 23rd district merged with the 19th in 2013 and the 13th district with the 12th at the end of 2012 – this accounts for ‘missing data.’
Map by Dan Cooper

In 2013 and 2014, Black children & youth comprised over 79% of juvenile arrests in Chicago. Black juvenile arrests outpace all other groups in each district except for the 17th and 25th districts. A closer look at rates of arrests, however, reveals that Black juveniles are disproportionately targeted in these districts too.

For example, Black juveniles represent 3.8% of the youth population in the 17th district yet they comprise 27.8% of arrests in 2014. White Hispanic juveniles represent 57.7% of the youth population in the 17th district and comprised 56.5% of arrests in 2014. The same pattern holds in the 25th district where white Hispanic youth represent 76.5% of the youth population and 57% of juvenile arrests. In both districts, white Hispanic youth are arrested at or below their population. Black youth are arrested disproportionate to their population in both districts. Blackness is the determinant factor of juvenile arrests in Chicago.

PCT Black 2013 Juvenile Arrests

PCT Hispanic 2013 Juvenile Arrests

PCT Black 2014 Juvenile Arrests

PCT Hispanic 2014 Juvenile Arrests

New Data Snapshot: Juvenile Justice in Illinois

April 30, 2014

Today, we are releasing a new report that provides an overview of juvenile justice in Illinois. This is not a research report but is intended to offer a brief primer for those who want to better understand how many young people across the state come to the attention of the criminal punishment system.

Download the report HERE (PDF).

by Richard Ross (Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center)

by Richard Ross (Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center)

Chain Reaction: A Youth-driven, Multimedia Storytelling Project Promoting Alternatives to Calling the Police

January 16, 2014

We are excited to share this new paper by Sarah Brewster and Jane Hereth who were both volunteers with our Chain Reaction, youth-driven participatory action research project. Sarah and Jane have written about the project and their particular experiences with it.

“The authors detail their work with Chain Reaction, a Chicago-based participatory action research and popular education project working to spark conversations about alternatives to calling the police on young people. As volunteers for Chain Reaction, we facilitated a series of workshops an LGBTQ youth center in which youth used digital audio recorders to interview each other about their experiences with police, then curated the stories for a toolkit on alternatives to policing. As the stories consistently reflect, when young people become involved with the police, it often sets off a chain reaction that can result in dropping out of school, losing jobs, and ongoing contact with state systems. The goal of Chain Reaction is to support community-based strategies for stopping these cycles. We explore the theoretical frameworks and the limitations and successes of the project, and offer suggestions for those interested in doing similar projects.”

You can download the paper HERE.

New Fact Sheets: Chicago School-to-Prison Pipeline

October 27, 2013

In advance of the Week of Action against School Pushout, Project NIA created a fact sheet including data about suspensions, school-based arrests, and other information.

You can find the complete fact sheet HERE (PDF).

Our volunteer Jacqui Shine generously created a set of visually appealing fact sheets based on the data. We are grateful for her contributions to our work.

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One Page Fact Sheets:

1. Chicago School-Based Arrests (PDF)

2. Chicago Suspensions (PDF)

3. Dropouts and incarceration (PDF)

4. LGBT statistics and Restorative Justice Facts (PDF)

Fact Sheet: Youth School-Based Arrests at Chicago Public Schools (2012)

October 1, 2013

Special thanks to our supporter Jacqui Shine for designing this fact sheet based on our most recent data report about school-based arrests on CPS properties.

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You can download a PDF of the fact sheet HERE.

Memes Based on CPS School-Based Youth Arrest Report

September 30, 2013

Our friends at the Native Youth Sexual Health Network created some memes for us based on findings from our recent report “Policing Chicago Public Schools 2” about youth arrests on CPS properties (2011 & 2012). We have been using the memes on social media to raise awareness during the National Week of Action Against School Pushout.

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