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Agency report
Race and ethnicity of juveniles in Minnesota’s justice system

Extent: 12p. 60k,. PDF 4.0
Description: Studies data on the number of minorities and whites in the juvenile justice system.
Date: August 8, 2001
Subject(s): Crime and criminals; Juvenile crime; Races; Children
Creator(s): Minnesota Planning (Agency). Criminal Justice Statistics Center
Publisher: Minnesota Planning (Agency).
Contact: Gail Carlson,

The report focuses on statewide findings as well as counties that have the highest juvenile population of each race and ethnicity. Report findings include:

1) American Indians were 49 percent of 1999 juvenile apprehensions and 27 percent of the 1999 juvenile population estimate in Beltrami County.
2) African Americans were 12 percent of all disciplinary incidents reported by public schools in the 1996-1997 school year but jumped to 36 percent and 34 percent in the 1997-1998 and 1998-1999 school years, respectively.
3) Race percentages of statewide school dropouts in 1998-1999 closely mirrors 1999 juvenile apprehensions.
4) Eighty-seven percent of 1999 statewide African American juvenile apprehensions were in Hennepin and Ramsey counties.

This report was prepared for the Office of Youth Development in the Minnesota Department of Economic Security by Debra Hagel at the Criminal Justice Statistics Center at Minnesota Planning, with assistance from Susan Roth and Nathan James.

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