Juvenile court referrals by race

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Definitions: Unduplicated number of children younger than age 18 who were brought to juvenile court during a given calendar year. Rate is per 1,000 of same age population at each race category.

Data Source: Referral counts data were collected from the annual report published at the website by the Tennessee Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (TCJFCJ). Population data were derived from population profile (county comparison) of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).

Footnotes: About 10 to 12 percent of children younger than age 18 who were brought to juvenile court belong to races characterized by mixed, other or unknown categories.