Table 68

Police Disposition

Juvenile Offenders Taken into Custody, 2018

[2018 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
Referred to
other
authorities not
specified
Number
of
agencies
2018
estimated
population
TOTAL AGENCIES: Number 289,597 68,726 128,246 2,532 5,422 17,424 67,247 12,212 247,752,415
Percent2 100.0 23.7 44.3 0.9 1.9 6.0 23.2
TOTAL CITIES Number 231,497 57,981 99,338 2,070 4,253 13,750 54,105 8,967 172,802,238
Percent2 100.0 25.0 42.9 0.9 1.8 5.9 23.4
GROUP I (250,000 and over) Number 57,825 17,203 25,905 138 622 959 12,998 69 47,674,339
Percent2 100.0 29.8 44.8 0.2 1.1 1.7 22.5
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Number 33,400 6,454 13,595 70 125 360 12,796 184 27,136,228
Percent2 100.0 19.3 40.7 0.2 0.4 1.1 38.3
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Number 37,666 7,823 16,702 181 173 2,009 10,778 409 28,755,433
Percent2 100.0 20.8 44.3 0.5 0.5 5.3 28.6
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Number 43,015 13,573 14,834 1,389 2,777 3,374 7,068 748 25,885,651
Percent2 100.0 31.6 34.5 3.2 6.5 7.8 16.4
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Number 31,349 6,780 14,337 90 176 3,246 6,720 1,525 24,273,410
Percent2 100.0 21.6 45.7 0.3 0.6 10.4 21.4
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Number 28,242 6,148 13,965 202 380 3,802 3,745 6,032 19,077,177
Percent2 100.0 21.8 49.4 0.7 1.3 13.5 13.3
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Number 48,878 8,630 25,041 374 1,026 2,713 11,094 1,440 55,828,114
Percent2 100.0 17.7 51.2 0.8 2.1 5.6 22.7
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Number 9,222 2,115 3,867 88 143 961 2,048 1,805 19,122,063
Percent2 100.0 22.9 41.9 1.0 1.6 10.4 22.2
SUBURBAN AREA3 Number 121,446 27,900 54,763 1,992 4,177 10,930 21,684 6,757 106,796,972
Percent2 100.0 23.0 45.1 1.6 3.4 9.0 17.9
  • 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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