Table 68

Police Disposition
Juvenile Offenders Taken into Custody, 2008
[2008 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 2008 estimated population
TOTAL AGENCIES: Number 602,210 131,631 399,059 3,081 6,797 61,642 5,251 118,759,497
Percent2 100.0 21.9 66.3 0.5 1.1 10.2
TOTAL CITIES Number 510,252 119,696 332,881 2,636 6,101 48,938 4,060 88,591,101
Percent2 100.0 23.5 65.2 0.5 1.2 9.6
GROUP I (250,000 and over) Number 141,432 43,632 93,552 17 789 3,442 39 26,875,238
Percent2 100.0 30.9 66.1 * 0.6 2.4
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Number 71,987 17,768 48,745 478 1,523 3,473 86 12,710,757
Percent2 100.0 24.7 67.7 0.7 2.1 4.8
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Number 96,973 20,111 66,612 681 1,256 8,313 230 15,525,328
Percent2 100.0 20.7 68.7 0.7 1.3 8.6
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Number 63,330 11,939 41,189 583 1,259 8,360 341 11,778,506
Percent2 100.0 18.9 65.0 0.9 2.0 13.2
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Number 71,991 13,299 45,174 507 559 12,452 776 12,367,656
Percent2 100.0 18.5 62.7 0.7 0.8 17.3
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Number 64,539 12,947 37,609 370 715 12,898 2,588 9,333,616
Percent2 100.0 20.1 58.3 0.6 1.1 20.0
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Number 71,773 9,165 52,602 257 575 9,174 545 22,370,406
Percent2 100.0 12.8 73.3 0.4 0.8 12.8
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Number 20,185 2,770 13,576 188 121 3,530 646 7,797,990
Percent2 100.0 13.7 67.3 0.9 0.6 17.5
SUBURBAN AREA3 Number 250,877 48,450 160,812 1,497 2,311 37,807 3,266 56,299,487
Percent2 100.0 19.3 64.1 0.6 0.9 15.1

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