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Juvenile Justice Referral Rate

This indicator gives the number of juvenile justice referrals per 10,000 population aged 10 to 17 .

Juvenile Justice Referral Rate

Comparison: FL Counties 


referrals/10,000 population
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Public Safety / Crime & Crime Prevention, Public Safety / Corrections
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: November 2012

Why is this 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.

Juvenile Justice Referral Rate : Time Series

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.