Allegations of Sexual Victimization in State Juvenile Facilities
"The overall rate of allegations in juvenile facilities increased from 2013 to 2018. From 2013 to 2016, state juvenile systems (up 117%) and local and private facilities (up 115%) saw their rates more than double. From 2016 to 2018, there was a further 32% increase in the rate in state systems (from 81.3 to 107 allegations per 1,000), while the rate in local and private facilities remained stable (30.7 per 1,000 youth in 2016 and 33.4 per 1,000 in 2018). From 2013 to 2018, state juvenile systems accounted for 52% to 62% of all reported allegations but about 30% of all youth held by juvenile justice authorities (not shown in tables). As a result, the rate of allegations has been 2.6 to 4.2 times as high in state systems as in local and private juvenile facilities.5"
Laura M. Maruschak and Emily D. Buehler, PhD, "Sexual Victimization Reported by Juvenile Justice Authorities, 2013-2018," US Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, NCJ 300029, June 2021.