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Youth incarcerated in the juvenile justice system in Kentucky

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Definition and Source



Rate per 1,000 children ages 10-19 of children who were booked into a secure juvenile detention facility.

Data Source

Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice and Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services. Child population data for rate calculation is from the U.S. Census Bureau.


The numerator for the rate calculation is the sum of three years of data. A child may have been booked more than once during those years. The denominator for the rate calculation is the midpoint year child population estimate for ages 10-19.

 * = Rates are not calculated for fewer than 6 events.

Updated on 9/28/2023

Last Updated

September 2023