As the data in Figure 1 illustrates, pre-trial detention admissions by the courts of the Commonwealth to the Department of Youth Services decreased in 2010 from the prior year. The 182 fewer admissions represents a 6% decrease from 2009. The 2010 detention admission level is 44% lower than the 5,283 admissions in 2001. Figure 1 New Detention Admissions to DYS: 2001-2010

All five of the Department's Regions experienced decreases in the number of detention admissions in 2010 compared to the number received in 2009. The Northeast Region experienced the biggest decrease.

The estimated average daily number of youth held in pre-trial detention in 2010 was 172, down from a 180 average in 2009. The data in Figure 2 below displays the numbers of youth held on a pre-trial basis on the first of each month in 2010.

Figure 2. Number of Pre-Trial Youth Held by DYS in 2010 by Month

Date Males Females Total
1/1/201010921130
2/1/201013530165
3/1/201012929158
4/1/201013243175
5/1/201014234176
6/1/201015530185
7/1/201014527172
8/1/201013924163
9/1/201015120171
10/1/201014834182
11/1/201015429183
12/1/201016046206
Average 142 31 172



This information is provided by the Department of Youth Services.