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Admissions to the Department of Juvenile Corrections [ages 8-17] in Arizona

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Data represent the number of children ages 8-17 who were new commitments and recommitments to the custody of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (duplicated count) during the fiscal year. New commitments include juveniles offending for the first time as well as juveniles who have completed parole for a prior disposition and enter the system on a new offense. Recommitments include juveniles who have not completed parole and re-offend. Therefore, duplication exists both within new commitments and recommitments.
Per 1,000 youth ages 8-17

FY__ - Fiscal Year and the last two digits of the year. Each fiscal year starts on July 1st and ends on June 30th. The year on which it ends defines the FY reported here. e.g. July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000 is Fiscal Year 2000 or FY00

Data Source

Arizona Administrative Office of the Courts, Juvenile Justice Services; Arizona's Juvenile Court Counts.; Table 9.1 Juvenile Corrections by County; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Table B09001 Population under 18 years of age.

Arizona's Juvenile Court Counts, Juveniles Processed in AZ Court System FY00-FY12
Arizona's Juvenile Court Counts provides an overview of the juveniles processed at various stages of the juvenile justice system statewide during each fiscal year. The data for this report are drawn from the fifteen Juvenile Courts' Juvenile On-Line Tracking System (JOLTS). Selected breakdowns of an unduplicated juvenile count are presented at the following stages: Referral; Diversion; Petition; Dispositions of Dismissed; Penalty Only; Standard Probation; Juvenile Intensive Probation Supervision; Gender, Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections; Direct Filed in and Transferred to Adult Court; and Juveniles Detained.
Beginning in 2018
U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Table B09001 Population under 18 years of age is used to calculate rates. 

After July 25, 2013
Population estimates were taken from the Central for Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics System, July 1, 2000-July 2009 Revised Bridged-Race Intercensal Population Estimates and Vintage 2012 Bridged-Race Postcensal Population Estimates

These population estimates were used to recalculate the rates for years 2002-2012, because they are broken down by single year of age and thus provided a more accurate estimate of the 8-17 year old population in each county.

Last Updated

November 2022