Even as the number of children incarcerated in juvenile facilities continues to decline nationwide, the racial disparity in youth incarceration has grown, according to data from the Department of Justice. As of , African American youth were five times as likely as white youth to be detained or committed to youth facilities. A new fact sheet from the Sentencing Project shows that the racial disparity in youth incarceration has increased since , when black youth were four times as likely as whites to be incarcerated. From to , juvenile incarceration fell by 54 percent, but white youth incarceration has declined faster than that of black youth.
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More than 13 percent of people in the United States— almost 42 million —are between the ages of 10 and As young people develop their identities and habits, these diverse characteristics are connected to their health outcomes and access to services. If adults who work with youth understand the demographic characteristics and diversity of adolescents, they can do a better job of planning and delivering health services to this population. Today, adolescents make up As the U. By , estimates show that adolescents will make up
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Many Indiana State Agencies, U. Government Agencies, and other organizations produce statistical files and publications, and a growing number of them place the statistics on the Internet. This guide provides direct links to many of the web statistical resources by subject. The information you need may be in a print source or on another web site.
Teen Demographics Feature Section. What's This About? Youth Statistics. Visit these pages for selected statistics in the areas of health , sexual health , internet and social media , and family relationships.