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.
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 an average of the population count for September 1 of the two stated years, and thus do not represent the total number of children who may have been under OJJ supervision in the given years.
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. Due to the small number of events in most parishes, data are not reported for racial categories other than "black" and "white."
LNE (low number event) - 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.