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.