Number: Number of children in custody or under the supervision of the Office of Juvenile Justice, including youth in secure or non-secure custody, as well as those on probation or parole.
Rate: Number of children in custody or under the supervision of the Office of Juvenile Justice per 1,000 youth ages 10-20.
Data Source: Juvenile Justice Data: Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice (formerly the Office of Youth Development), by special request
Population Data: 2000-2009: National Center for Health Statistics. Postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States for July 1, 2000-July 1, 2009, by year, county, age, bridged race, Hispanic origin, and sex (Vintage 2009). Prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau; released June 20, 2010. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race.htm as of July 23, 2010; 2010: U.S. Census Bureau
Census 2010, Summary File 1, extracted from American Fact Finder
Data reflect the population count for September 1 of a given year, and thus do not represent the total number of children who may have been under OJJ supervision in a given year.
Statewide data are larger than the sum of data from all parishes because a small number of youth under the supervision or in the custody of the Office of Juvenile Justice are "out of state" youth.
LNE (Low Number Event) is a value of fewer than 5 events or a rate based on fewer than twenty events and thus is not reported as a numerical value.
Note: Maps use the natural break classification method, which reflects patterns
in the data by dividing the map into naturally occurring groups. Using statistical tools, this method
determines cut-off points for each group by identifying large gaps in data values.