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Juvenile Court Statistics FY99
In FY99, the Utah juvenile courts received 55,094 referrals. These cases were handled by twenty-five juvenile judges and one court commissioner. Each judge/commissioner handled an average of 2,119 referrals. Since FY90, the caseload in Utah's juvenile courts has grown by 20%.
Source: "2000 UTAH STATE COURTS Report to the Community"
Referral to the Juvenile Court
- 1 in 3.2 will be charged with one or more felony or misdemeanor-type offenses.
- 1 in 3.7 will be found to have committed one or more felony or misdemeanor-type offenses:
- 1 in 61 will be found to have committed one or more felony-type offenses against another person.
- 1 in 19 will be found to have committed one or more offenses against another person.
- 1 in 5.3 will be found to have committed one or more offenses against property.
- 1 in 6.6 will be found to have committed one or more offenses against the public order.
- A relatively small fraction of the youth found delinquent (37%) will be responsible for the majority of the offenses (75%). That is, about 10% of all of Utah's youth will account for 75% of all youth crime.
Custody and Supervision
- 1 in 16 will spend time in secure detention.
- 1 in 31 will be placed on probation with the Juvenile Court.
- 1 in 63 will be committed to the custody of the Division of Child and Family Services.
- 1 in 89 will be committed to Youth Corrections custody:
- 1 in 113 will be committed to community placement.
- 1 in 156 will be committed to observation and assessment.
- 1 in 381 will be committed to a secure facility.
- Overall, 1 in 21 will be placed in state custody or on probation supervision status.
The Utah State Courts mission is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.