TABLE 3-4 Use of Out-of-Home Placement by Offense, 1985 and 2008

  Cases Referred Cases Placed Percentage Placed Change
1985 2008 1985 2008 1985 2008 1985-2008
All Offenses 1,155,100 1,653,300 104,500 157,700     9.0     9.5 +53,200
Violent Crime Index      64,400      86,500   11,100   18,600   17.2   21.5   +7,500
Simple assault    100,300    270,200     6,200   19,900     6.2     7.4 +13,700
Other violent sex offenses        8,300      14,500     1,100     2,400   13.3   16.6   +1,300
Other person offenses      10,700      32,000        700     2,600     6.5     8.1    +1,900
Property Crime Index    516,300    421,300    48,600   38,300     9.4     9.1    −10,300
Vandalism      84,900    105,500      3,000     6,800     3.5     6.4    +3,800
Trespassing     52,500     54,100      1,900     2,500     3.6     4.6     +600
Stolen property offenses     27,300     17,700     2,800     2,900    10.3   16.4     +100
Other property offenses     18,200     18,000     1,700     1,900     9.3   10.6     +200
Drug law violations     76,700    179,500     5,700   15,200     7.4     8.5     +9,500
Obstruction of justice     66,200    211,600    15,700   33,500   23.7   15.8    +17,800
Disorderly conduct     44,500    127,200      1,200    4,600     2.7     3.6     +3,400
Weapon offense     19,800     39,300      1,600    4,700     8.1   12.0     +3,100
Liquor law violations     20,100     24,400         600       600     3.0     2.5       —
Nonviolent sex offenses     12,600     11,900     1,700    1,200   13.5   10.1     –500
Other public order offenses     32,200     39,500        800    2,000     2.5     5.1     +1,200

NOTE: Detail may not add to totals due to rounding.
SOURCES: Sickmund, Sladky, and Kang (2011). Easy Access to Juvenile Court Statistics: 1985-2008. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezajcs/. Data source: National Center for Juvenile Justice (2011). National Juvenile Court Data Archive: Juvenile court case records 1985-2008 [machine-readable data files]. Pittsburgh, PA: NCJJ [producer].



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