Table 68

Police Disposition

Juvenile Offenders Taken into Custody, 2013

[2013 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
2013
estimated
population
TOTAL AGENCIES: Number 319,768 72,298 216,734 2,201 2,853 25,682 4,615 114,586,923
Percent2 100.0 22.6 67.8 0.7 0.9 8.0
TOTAL CITIES Number 261,313 62,753 175,952 1,702 2,343 18,563 3,457 81,378,251
Percent2 100.0 24.0 67.3 0.7 0.9 7.1
GROUP I (250,000 and over) Number 80,074 26,636 50,817 376 472 1,773 34 22,601,402
Percent2 100.0 33.3 63.5 0.5 0.6 2.2
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Number 36,187 6,679 28,209 261 365 673 88 13,025,823
Percent2 100.0 18.5 78.0 0.7 1.0 1.9
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Number 45,987 9,736 32,032 295 476 3,448 221 15,275,315
Percent2 100.0 21.2 69.7 0.6 1.0 7.5
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Number 32,297 6,675 21,536 243 499 3,344 337 11,685,288
Percent2 100.0 20.7 66.7 0.8 1.5 10.4
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Number 36,905 6,992 24,417 280 354 4,862 702 11,263,958
Percent2 100.0 18.9 66.2 0.8 1.0 13.2
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Number 29,863 6,035 18,941 247 177 4,463 2,075 7,526,465
Percent2 100.0 20.2 63.4 0.8 0.6 14.9
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Number 49,467 8,270 34,762 367 369 5,699 646 26,278,991
Percent2 100.0 16.7 70.3 0.7 0.7 11.5
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Number 8,988 1,275 6,020 132 141 1,420 512 6,929,681
Percent2 100.0 14.2 67.0 1.5 1.6 15.8
SUBURBAN AREA3 Number 142,304 28,483 94,497 1,166 1,459 16,699 3,088 59,923,884
Percent2 100.0 20.0 66.4 0.8 1.0 11.7
  • 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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