Table 68

Police Disposition
of Juvenile Offenders Taken into Custody, 2006
[2006 estimated population]

Population group   Total1 Handled within department and released Referred to juvenile court jurisdiction Referred to welfare agency Referred to other police agency Referred to criminal or adult court Number of agencies 2006 estimated population
TOTAL AGENCIES: Number 677,346 140,758 469,670 3,639 8,021 55,258 5,314 118,700,928
Percent2 100.0 20.8 69.3 0.5 1.2 8.2
TOTAL CITIES Number 577,182 127,939 396,912 2,951 6,469 42,911 3,986 86,098,095
Percent2 100.0 22.2 68.8 0.5 1.1 7.4
GROUP I (250,000 and over) Number 153,785 51,833 98,960 655 771 1,566 33 22,004,970
Percent2 100.0 33.7 64.3 0.4 0.5 1.0
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Number 82,376 17,843 58,832 455 1,748 3,498 93 13,947,587
Percent2 100.0 21.7 71.4 0.6 2.1 4.2
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Number 104,091 19,484 75,723 450 1,041 7,393 229 15,568,963
Percent2 100.0 18.7 72.7 0.4 1.0 7.1
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Number 79,611 13,779 56,571 651 1,731 6,879 371 12,869,843
Percent2 100.0 17.3 71.1 0.8 2.2 8.6
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Number 85,238 13,529 58,425 300 535 12,449 803 12,781,404
Percent2 100.0 15.9 68.5 0.4 0.6 14.6
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Number 72,081 11,471 48,401 440 643 11,126 2,457 8,925,328
Percent2 100.0 15.9 67.1 0.6 0.9 15.4
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Number 78,236 9,977 57,923 411 1,263 8,662 657 24,228,021
Percent2 100.0 12.8 74.0 0.5 1.6 11.1
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Number 21,928 2,842 14,835 277 289 3,685 671 8,374,812
Percent2 100.0 13.0 67.7 1.3 1.3 16.8
SUBURBAN AREA3 Number 285,130 48,227 198,068 1,237 3,058 34,540 3,275 57,971,585
Percent2 100.0 16.9 69.5 0.4 1.1 12.1

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