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Children waived into adult court 2022 and later in Wisconsin

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Definition and Source

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Definition

These data represent the number of children who are under 17 years old who were transferred to adult court through the waiver process. It does not include 17-year-olds, who are all treated as adults in Wisconsin. It also does not include those children who commit certain crimes (for example, first degree intentional homicide) which can be filed directly in adult court. These data may have been influenced by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, starting in 2020.

Data Source

Reports of children waived into adult court by year can be found on the state courts website under their circuit court statistics publications. The data, by state and county, can be found on this site in the yearly delinquency disposition summary reports here: https://www.wicourts.gov/publications/statistics/circuit/historicalcircuitstats.htm.

Notes

N.A. indicates data are not available.

Last Updated

December 2023