Juvenile Crime

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 2:23pm
Research and Data Analysis Division, Department of Social and Health Services

Identifies key risk and protective factors associated with criminal justice involvement among youth transitioning to adulthood the year after aging out of foster care

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 12:05pm

A 2013 research brief examines the differences between juveniles tried as adults and those tried in juvenile court. The brief, written by the Washington State Statistical Analysis Center, reports data from 2007 through 2011, including differences between cases involving male and female offenders, offenders of different ages, and offenders of different races and ethnic groups.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics funded the report.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 12:01pm

Out-of-Home Placement History of Juvenile Offenders Sentenced as Adults explores the question, “How many juvenile offenders sentenced as adults had previous contact with the foster care system?”

This 2014 briefing memo, by the Research and Data Analysis Division of the Washington Department of Social and Health Services, examines the 10-year out-of-home placement histories of a sampling of Washington State juvenile offenders sentenced as adults from 2008 through 2012.

Key findings:

  • Overall, 16.5 percent of these youth experienced at least one out-of-home placement
  • White, non-Hispanic youth had the lowest rates of prior out-of-home placements
  • Younger offenders (ages 15 through 16) had higher rates of out-of-home placements
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 7:20pm
Statistical Analysis Center

Provides key findings from a survey on the occurrence of violent crimes in Washington schools, along with characteristics of those schools in relation to their crime rates, during the 2008-2009 school year

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 7:18pm
Statistical Analysis Center

Provides data regarding race, ethnicity, age, and sentences of juveniles who were tried as adults and those who were tried in juvenile court 

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 7:15pm
Research and Data Analysis Division, Department of Social and Health Services

Explores how many juvenile offenders who were sentenced as adults had previous contact with the foster care system

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 4:20pm
Washington State Center for Court Research, Administrative Office of the Courts

Examines the impact of abuse and neglect on juvenile crime based on type of maltreatment, race, ethnicity, and gender