Change Indicator

Juvenile detention admissions in Illinois

Juvenile detention admissions

Downloading image...


Why This Indicator Matters

show more

Definition and Source



Children ages 10-17 per 1,000 population in juvenile detention, defined as the temporary care of a minor alleged or adjudicated as delinquent who requires secure custody for his or her own or the community’s protection, by county.

Data Source

2014Present data: Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission, Illinois Juvenile Detention Data Report available here. View Table 9 Detention Admission by Authorizing County, #, % of State Total and Figure 18 & 19 Rate of Detention Admissions by Illinois Youth Population Age 10-17 by Authorizing County. 


Data from the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission and the Center for Prevention Research and Development at the University of Illinois includes a category called "Other," which is not included here in the Data Center. They note, "'Other' includes Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ), Federal Marshall, and Out-of-State admissions. There may be instances in which some Illinois youth are detained in detention facilities outside of Illinois even though the delinquent behavior (or alleged delinquent behavior) occurred in Illinois. When this occurs, these data are not entered into JMIS."

The data source has not published new data for this indicator for 2020, but the indicator will be updated on the KIDS COUNT Data Center if or when new data are released. Until then, these data may provide useful historical information for those working in this field.

Last Updated

January 2022