Youth Detention Rates

Another systems-related measure to track in this area is youth detention rates. As parents and caregivers are more supported to meet the needs of their youth, more youth and adolescents will be able to avoid juvenile detention. Across Washington, the average youth detention rate in 2020 was 5.4 admissions per 1,000 youth ages 12-17.

Youth Detention Rates per 1,000 Youth Age 12-17, by County, 2020