Trends in juvenile incarceration. Rates of juveniles in residential placement have fallen for more than a decade. In 2015, 152 juveniles per 100,000 population (48,043 total) were in residential placements, compared with 356 per 100,000 in 1997.
This two-page infographic presents a wealth of juvenile incarceration statistics underscoring the sea change in youth confinement that is underway. Key Juvenile Incarceration Takeaway. Since 1995, the lock up rate for kids has dropped 41%. Black youth are nearly 5 times as likely to be incarcerated as their white peers.
Oct 04, 2017 · Youth incarceration in the U.S. is driven by a number of factors. Our Kids Incarcerated series continues with an exploration of how and why young people end up behind bars.Author: Molly Knefel.