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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Inequities in the interaction with and treatment by the criminal justice system are among the most widely discussed equity issues in the U.S. today. The Data Center presents data that helps illustrate disparities related to criminal justice.

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Youth Risk Factors

Data are current as of 2/20/2024

Most recent dashboard update: 2/20/2024

What is this section about?

Data describing youth behavior and experiences related to weapons, violence, and the police are important not just for understanding current trends, but as indicators of potential future and increasingly serious interactions with the criminal justice system. Understanding discrepancies by race, sex, and age is key to identifying and rectifying both implicit biases and shortcomings in support.


Students who have carried a weapon not for hunting outside of school ever

To analyze students who have carried a weapon not for hunting outside of school ever, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.


Delaware

Students who have carried a weapon not for hunting outside of school ever in State

8.6%
of students
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Students who have carried a weapon not for hunting outside of school ever by Demographic Over Time

Students who have carried a weapon not for hunting outside of school ever
Students who have carried a weapon not for hunting outside of school ever by Ethnicity
Students who have carried a weapon not for hunting outside of school ever by Race
Students who have carried a weapon not for hunting outside of school ever by Sex

Students who have ever taken a weapon to school

To analyze students who have ever taken a weapon to school, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.


Delaware

Students who have ever taken a weapon to school in State

3.4%
of students
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Students who have ever taken a weapon to school by Demographic Over Time

Students who have ever taken a weapon to school
Students who have ever taken a weapon to school by Ethnicity
Students who have ever taken a weapon to school by Race
Students who have ever taken a weapon to school by Sex

Students who have taken part in a fight in the past year

To analyze students who have taken part in a fight in the past year, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.


Delaware

Students who have taken part in a fight in the past year in State

6.8%
of students
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Students who have taken part in a fight in the past year by Demographic Over Time

Students who have taken part in a fight in the past year
Students who have taken part in a fight in the past year by Ethnicity
Students who have taken part in a fight in the past year by Race
Students who have taken part in a fight in the past year by Sex

Students who have been stopped by the police in the past year

To analyze students who have been stopped by the police in the past year, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.


Delaware

Students who have been stopped by the police in the past year in State

7.7%
of students
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Students who have been stopped by the police in the past year by Demographic Over Time

Students who have been stopped by the police in the past year
Students who have been stopped by the police in the past year by Ethnicity
Students who have been stopped by the police in the past year by Race
Students who have been stopped by the police in the past year by Sex

Students with at least one parent incarcerated in the past year

To analyze students with at least one parent incarcerated in the past year, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.


Delaware

Students with at least one parent incarcerated in the past year in State

8.1%
of students
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Students with at least one parent incarcerated in the past year by Demographic Over Time

Students with at least one parent incarcerated in the past year
Students with at least one parent incarcerated in the past year by Ethnicity
Students with at least one parent incarcerated in the past year by Race
Students with at least one parent incarcerated in the past year by Sex