Table 68

Police Disposition

Juvenile Offenders Taken into Custody, 2010

[2010 estimated population]

Population group Total1 Handled within
department
and released
Referred to
juvenile court
jurisdiction
Referred to
welfare
agency
Referred to
other police
agency
Referred to
criminal or
adult court
Number
of
agencies
2010
estimated
population
TOTAL AGENCIES: Number 495,453 111,876 335,279 2,365 6,856 39,077 5,209 121,215,136
Percent2 100.0 22.6 67.7 0.5 1.4 7.9
TOTAL CITIES Number 423,659 100,313 284,961 2,019 5,688 30,678 3,960 88,280,366
Percent2 100.0 23.7 67.3 0.5 1.3 7.2
GROUP I (250,000 and over) Number 112,738 36,606 72,666 146 1,161 2,159 36 26,155,247
Percent2 100.0 32.5 64.5 0.1 1.0 1.9
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Number 58,916 12,823 43,703 453 783 1,154 83 12,315,412
Percent2 100.0 21.8 74.2 0.8 1.3 2.0
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Number 82,159 16,782 58,634 476 1,317 4,950 238 16,101,572
Percent2 100.0 20.4 71.4 0.6 1.6 6.0
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Number 55,665 10,247 38,421 166 1,135 5,696 348 12,006,184
Percent2 100.0 18.4 69.0 0.3 2.0 10.2
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Number 63,086 13,113 40,264 404 741 8,564 808 12,877,732
Percent2 100.0 20.8 63.8 0.6 1.2 13.6
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Number 51,095 10,742 31,273 374 551 8,155 2,447 8,824,219
Percent2 100.0 21.0 61.2 0.7 1.1 16.0
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Number 56,598 9,259 40,317 232 999 5,791 655 24,543,709
Percent2 100.0 16.4 71.2 0.4 1.8 10.2
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Number 15,196 2,304 10,001 114 169 2,608 594 8,391,061
Percent2 100.0 15.2 65.8 0.8 1.1 17.2
SUBURBAN AREA3 Number 209,287 43,383 137,399 1,193 2,714 24,598 3,337 59,279,363
Percent2 100.0 20.7 65.7 0.6 1.3 11.8
  • 1 Includes all offenses except traffic and neglect cases.
  • 2 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 3 Suburban areas include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants and county law enforcement agencies that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Suburban areas exclude all metropolitan agencies associated with a principal city. The agencies associated with suburban areas also appear in other groups within this table.

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