Statistical Briefing Book on Juvenile Justice

Maintained/created by: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency prevention
Website: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/default.asp
Geographic unit of data: U.S. state, U.S. national

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Abstract:

Background

Users can access data related to juvenile justice and delinquency using publications on the topic or analyzing data sets. Topics include but are not limited to: law enforcement, juvenile court, and juvenile corrections data. Developed for OJJDP by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, SBB provides timely and reliable statistical answers to the most frequently asked questions from policymakers, the media, and the general public. In addition, the data analysis and dissemination tools available through SBB give users quick and easy access to detailed statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topic. Users are able to access FAQ sheets, publications and datasets on a variety of topics including juvenile population characteristics, juveniles as victims, juveniles as offenders, juvenile justice system structure and process, law enforcement and juvenile crime, juveniles in court, juveniles on probation, and juveniles in corrections.

Data Notes

Users search differently depending on the type of information they are looking for. Users can search FAQs for short answers to specific questions. Users can search publications by topic, author, and year. Abstracts and full publications are available for download in PDF format. “Data Analysis Tools” gives you a list of downloadable databases that can be manipulated through their server. Tables can be downloaded in .asp format. A limited number of spreadsheets are available for download in Microsoft excel format. Additional databases can be made available for researchers on a case by case basis. Data sources and years are clearly labeled. The database is updated on a regular basis although it does not indicate when it will be updated next.