Table 68

Police Disposition

Juvenile Offenders Taken into Custody, 2019

[2019 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
2019
estimated
population
TOTAL AGENCIES: Number 349,603 89,046 102,140 3,410 7,602 7,873 139,532 10,831 229,735,355
Percent2 100.0 25.5 29.2 1.0 2.2 2.3 39.9
TOTAL CITIES Number 275,025 71,516 79,814 1,987 4,712 5,656 111,340 7,979 159,706,353
Percent2 100.0 26.0 29.0 0.7 1.7 2.1 40.5
GROUP I (250,000 and over) Number 55,906 16,269 13,930 290 1,128 731 23,558 70 43,703,387
Percent2 100.0 29.1 24.9 0.5 2.0 1.3 42.1
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Number 43,377 9,942 12,977 48 215 106 20,089 182 26,636,848
Percent2 100.0 22.9 29.9 0.1 0.5 0.2 46.3
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Number 48,972 10,674 16,464 105 309 448 20,972 389 27,232,262
Percent2 100.0 21.8 33.6 0.2 0.6 0.9 42.8
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Number 54,527 17,891 13,786 1,358 2,781 1,883 16,828 689 24,056,009
Percent2 100.0 32.8 25.3 2.5 5.1 3.5 30.9
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Number 38,827 8,338 12,403 41 112 1,260 16,673 1,355 21,714,346
Percent2 100.0 21.5 31.9 0.1 0.3 3.2 42.9
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Number 33,416 8,402 10,254 145 167 1,228 13,220 5,294 16,363,501
Percent2 100.0 25.1 30.7 0.4 0.5 3.7 39.6
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Number 54,487 11,731 18,400 143 903 598 22,712 1,230 51,841,134
Percent2 100.0 21.5 33.8 0.3 1.7 1.1 41.7
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Number 20,091 5,799 3,926 1,280 1,987 1,619 5,480 1,622 18,187,868
Percent2 100.0 28.9 19.5 6.4 9.9 8.1 27.3
SUBURBAN AREA3 Number 141,261 36,352 43,865 1,575 3,834 4,066 51,569 5,820 97,421,942
Percent2 100.0 25.7 31.1 1.1 2.7 2.9 36.5
  • 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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