Juveniles detained in North Carolina

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Definitions: The number of individual youths placed in detention.

Data Source: North Carolina Juvenile Justice Section: Juvenile Crime Prevention Council County Data Book.

Footnotes: Juveniles who were admitted to detention with secure custody orders from different counties are counted in all counties where secure custody orders originated. County counts do not include detention admissions from Native American Reservations or Federal Marshall.

North Carolina's juvenile justice system jurisdiction extends to youth ages 6-17 charged with status/undisciplined offenses and juveniles ages 6-15 charged with misdemeanors and felonies. Youth ages 16 and older charged with misdemeanors or felonies are prosecuted in adult courts.

Last updated August 2022.