Table 68

Police Disposition
Juvenile Offenders Taken into Custody, 2009
[2009 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 2009 estimated population
TOTAL AGENCIES: Number 543,200 121,162 365,961 2,758 5,731 47,588 5,139 116,830,401
Percent2 100.0 22.3 67.4 0.5 1.1 8.8
TOTAL CITIES Number 461,209 109,243 308,037 2,175 5,046 36,708 4,007 85,067,747
Percent2 100.0 23.7 66.8 0.5 1.1 8.0
GROUP I (250,000 and over) Number 118,873 37,099 78,213 11 608 2,942 34 22,902,229
Percent2 100.0 31.2 65.8 * 0.5 2.5
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Number 67,487 14,463 49,091 716 965 2,252 85 12,505,038
Percent2 100.0 21.4 72.7 1.1 1.4 3.3
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Number 90,908 21,312 61,923 400 1,379 5,894 236 15,961,680
Percent2 100.0 23.4 68.1 0.4 1.5 6.5
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Number 60,978 10,857 42,859 332 657 6,273 348 11,999,775
Percent2 100.0 17.8 70.3 0.5 1.1 10.3
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Number 67,593 14,093 43,038 385 655 9,422 795 12,656,463
Percent2 100.0 20.8 63.7 0.6 1.0 13.9
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Number 55,370 11,419 32,913 331 782 9,925 2,509 9,042,562
Percent2 100.0 20.6 59.4 0.6 1.4 17.9
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Number 63,989 9,139 45,741 404 569 8,136 579 23,714,860
Percent2 100.0 14.3 71.5 0.6 0.9 12.7
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Number 18,002 2,780 12,183 179 116 2,744 553 8,047,794
Percent2 100.0 15.4 67.7 1.0 0.6 15.2
SUBURBAN AREA3 Number 228,467 46,517 148,643 1,398 2,283 29,626 3,268 58,163,860
Percent2 100.0 20.4 65.1 0.6 1.0 13.0

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