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DYS Annual Population Analysis - Detention Admissions and Committments

Analysis of DYS detentions from 2001 to 2010

Figure 1. New Detention Admissions to DYS 2001 - 2010

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

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

Date Males Females Total
1/1/2010 109 21 130
2/1/2010 135 30 165
3/1/2010 129 29 158
4/1/2010 132 43 175
5/1/2010 142 34 176
6/1/2010 155 30 185
7/1/2010 145 27 172
8/1/2010 139 24 163
9/1/2010 151 20 171
10/1/2010 148 34 182
11/1/2010 154 29 183
12/1/2010 160 46 206
Average 142 31 172

Figure 3. Annual Population Analysis - New Commitments

 

The number of new commitments to DYS decreased in 2010 compared to the prior year. As shown in Figure 3, there were 602 new commitments during 2010. This represents a decrease of 5% from 2009. The 2010 new commitment level is 55% lower than the 1,348 commitments in 2001.

Figure 3 New Commitments to DYS: 2001-2010

All five of the DYS Regions showed decreases in new commitments in 2010 compared to the prior year. The Central Region showed the biggest decrease.

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