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Indicator Definition Five Year Trend Recent Year Measurement Previous Year  Measurement
Juvenile Felony Offenses The rate of intake referrals to the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) for youth ages 10-17 for felony offenses by Fiscal Year, per 100,000 of the population.
10 through 14  Down and Improving 359
(FY2014)
374
15 through 17  Down and Improving 1560
(FY2014)
1,564
10 through 17  Down and Improving 814
(FY2014)
825
Recidivism Juvenile and adult re-adjudicated/convicted recidivism rates for youths released from the DJS committed programs after 12 months.
12 Months  19.7%
(2013)
19.3%
Maltreatment The number of unduplicated children (ages 0 through 17) with indicated/unsubstantiated child abuse/neglect findings per 1,000 in the age-specific population.  Down and Improving 9.2
(2013)
 10.2
Hunger The percentage of families who are food-insecure because of the lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members; limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods.  Up and Worsening  13.3% 13.0%
Out of Home Placement The number of out-of-home placements that occur per 1,000 children in the population  Down and Improving 9.9
(FY2014)
11.2
Homelessness The percentage of children enrolled in the public school system that lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence or who are awaiting foster-care placement.  Up and Worsening  1.8%
(2012-2013)
1.7%
Crime The rate of violent crimes that are committed per 1,000 persons  Down and Improving 4.7
(2013)
4.8
Child Poverty The percent of children under 18 whose family income is equal to or below the federal poverty threshold.  Up and Worsening 13.9%
(2013)
14.1%

 

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