Youth incarcerated in the juvenile justice system (3-year)

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Definitions: Rate per 1,000 children ages 10-17 of children who were booked into a secure juvenile detention facility.

Data Source: Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice and Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services. Child population data for rate calculation is from the U.S. Census Bureau, National Center for Health Statistics, processed by Kentucky Youth Advocates.

Footnotes: The numerator for the rate calculation is the sum of three years of data. A child may have been booked more than once during those years. The denominator for the rate calculation is the midpoint year child population estimate for ages 10-17.

 LNE=low number event. Rates are not calculated for fewer than 6 events.

Updated on 11/13/2017