Table 68

Police Disposition

Juvenile Offenders Taken into Custody, 2014

[2014 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
2014
estimated
population
TOTAL AGENCIES: Number 154,548 41,244 95,441 1,952 1,178 14,733 4,682 117,471,647
Percent2 100.0 26.7 61.8 1.3 0.8 9.5
TOTAL CITIES Number 116,993 34,543 69,748 1,201 882 10,619 3,526 82,171,541
Percent2 100.0 29.5 59.6 1.0 0.8 9.1
GROUP I (250,000 and over) Number 35,245 16,496 17,505 85 36 1,123 34 22,961,326
Percent2 100.0 46.8 49.7 0.2 0.1 3.2
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Number 10,230 2,754 5,515 276 21 1,664 88 13,042,478
Percent2 100.0 26.9 53.9 2.7 0.2 16.3
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Number 19,876 4,554 13,439 206 293 1,384 220 15,152,400
Percent2 100.0 22.9 67.6 1.0 1.5 7.0
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Number 14,728 3,523 8,771 290 280 1,864 343 11,879,042
Percent2 100.0 23.9 59.6 2.0 1.9 12.7
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Number 20,449 3,772 13,900 175 151 2,451 707 11,325,404
Percent2 100.0 18.4 68.0 0.9 0.7 12.0
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Number 16,465 3,444 10,618 169 101 2,133 2,134 7,810,891
Percent2 100.0 20.9 64.5 1.0 0.6 13.0
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Number 28,204 5,811 18,477 586 203 3,127 655 28,237,314
Percent2 100.0 20.6 65.5 2.1 0.7 11.1
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Number 9,351 890 7,216 165 93 987 501 7,062,792
Percent2 100.0 9.5 77.2 1.8 1.0 10.6
SUBURBAN AREA3 Number 72,716 15,419 46,620 1,220 663 8,794 3,159 62,697,590
Percent2 100.0 21.2 64.1 1.7 0.9 12.1
  • 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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