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Youth incarceration by race-ethnicity in Kentucky

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Definition and Source



Youth incarceration by race-ethnicity is the number of children per 1,000 children ages 10 to 17 booked into a secure juvenile detention facility. A child may have been booked more than once. 

Data Source

Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice, processed by Kentucky Youth Advocates. Child population data for rate calculation is from the U.S. Census Bureau, National Center for Health Statistics, processed by Kentucky Youth Advocates.


* = Rate not calculated for fewer than 6 events.
Updated 11/9/21

Last Updated

November 2021