This indicator represents youth ages 10 through 17 referred to juvenile court for delinquent and unruly behavior offenses in the reference year. It excludes children in cases involving abandonment, abuse/neglect, deprivation, file 960 (when no further action is recommended), educational neglect, other or no fault deprivation, termination of parental rights, or other special proceedings.
The denominator for the percentage is the total
child population ages 10 through 17 in respective geographic areas.
North Dakota Supreme Court, State Court Administrator’s Office.
GEOGRAPHY - Data reflect the offense location, not the juvenile's place of residence. In addition, the number of juveniles is unduplicated only at the county level of geography. On average, approximately 5% of juvenile offenders are referred to court in multiple counties, per year. In these cases, each juvenile is counted once for each county in which they are referred. However, because the statewide data are a sum of the counties, these multi-county offenders are duplicated at the state level of geography.
DATE - Calendar Year (January 1 - December 31).
LIMITATIONS - Referrals made to tribal courts in North Dakota are not included in this indicator.