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 over the course of the entire calendar year. These data do not include youth in the adult criminal justice system. Data also do not include youth who are served by parish juvenile courts that operate their own probation and parole systems (Calcasieu, Caddo, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson and Rapides).
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 - Puzzanchera, C., Sladky, A. and Kang, W. (2017). "Easy Access to Juvenile Populations: 1990-2016." Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezapop/
Data reflect an average of the population for the two stated 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