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Unit: referrals/10,000 population
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Juvenile Justice Referral Rate

Value: 283.2 referrals/10,000 population
Location: County : Miami-Dade
Comparison: FL Counties
Categories: Public Safety / Crime & Crime Prevention
Public Safety / Corrections
What is this Indicator?
This indicator gives the number of juvenile justice referrals per 10,000 population aged 10 to 17 .
Why this is important: 
Juveniles enter the juvenile justice system most often through law enforcement (i.e., arrest). Often, law enforcement statistics are used as to examine trends in juvenile crime and offending. The goal of the juvenile justice system is to increase public safety by reducing juvenile delinquency through effective prevention, intervention and treatment services.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Source: Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
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Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: November 2012

Time Series Data

2006: 419.0 2007: 398.7 2008: 455.5 2009: 432.8 2010: 393.2 2011: 283.2

referrals/10,000 population

Indicates a change in methodology
2011 Rates calculated prior to 2011 do not reflect the population revisions made by the Florida Department of Health. The population data for 2001-2010, along with rates affected by the population data, were revised in August 2012.
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