Table 68

Police Disposition

Juvenile Offenders Taken into Custody, 2011

[2011 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
2011
estimated
population
TOTAL AGENCIES: Number 440,787 96,808 301,471 1,939 8,299 32,270 5,079 121,067,837
Percent2 100.0 22.0 68.4 0.4 1.9 7.3
TOTAL CITIES Number 356,223 80,667 244,417 1,523 5,723 23,893 3,889 85,576,220
Percent2 100.0 22.6 68.6 0.4 1.6 6.7
GROUP I (250,000 and over) Number 93,247 27,961 63,297 75 893 1,021 34 22,898,541
Percent2 100.0 30.0 67.9 0.1 1.0 1.1
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Number 51,059 11,051 38,366 392 372 878 89 13,383,057
Percent2 100.0 21.6 75.1 0.8 0.7 1.7
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Number 67,536 13,058 47,999 294 2,360 3,825 228 15,800,505
Percent2 100.0 19.3 71.1 0.4 3.5 5.7
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Number 51,166 10,185 34,844 262 1,058 4,817 363 12,630,419
Percent2 100.0 19.9 68.1 0.5 2.1 9.4
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Number 50,631 9,188 33,575 251 639 6,978 763 12,153,955
Percent2 100.0 18.1 66.3 0.5 1.3 13.8
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Number 42,584 9,224 26,336 249 401 6,374 2,412 8,709,743
Percent2 100.0 21.7 61.8 0.6 0.9 15.0
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Number 71,091 14,384 47,758 329 2,466 6,154 621 26,714,862
Percent2 100.0 20.2 67.2 0.5 3.5 8.7
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Number 13,473 1,757 9,296 87 110 2,223 569 8,776,755
Percent2 100.0 13.0 69.0 0.6 0.8 16.5
SUBURBAN AREA3 Number 200,557 42,914 129,133 997 5,753 21,760 3,260 61,183,744
Percent2 100.0 21.4 64.4 0.5 2.9 10.8
  • 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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