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46 Children’s Defense Fund Youths at Risk Averaged Freshman Youth Juveniles in Dropouts 1 Completion Unemployment Juvenile Residential Number Percent Rate Rate 2 Arrests 3 Placement (2007) (2007) (2005-06) (2007) (2006) (2006) Alabama 1,752 9.8% 66.2% 16.8% 11,577 1,752 Alaska 363 7.2 66.5 18.3 4,136 363 Arizona 1,737 9.9 70.5 14.1 50,744 1,737 Arkansas 813 6.7 80.4 16.8 11,389 813 California 15,240 6.5 69.9 18.0 231,735 15,240 Colorado 2,034 6.8 75.5 13.6 44,178 2,034 Connecticut 498 3.9 80.9 15.4 15,185 498 Delaware 303 8.9 76.3 10.8 7,448 303 District of Columbia 339 7.8 n/a 29.2 437 339 Florida 7,302 8.5 63.6 13.4 121,173 7,302 Georgia 2,631 9.9 62.4 20.7 24,368 2,631 Hawaii 123 4.1 75.5 15.6 10,315 123 Idaho 522 7.5 80.5 12.6 14,339 522 Illinois 2,631 6.0 79.7 16.7 33,775 2,631 Indiana 2,616 6.6 73.4 15.1 27,770 2,616 Iowa 1,062 4.2 86.9 11.7 19,605 1,062 Kansas 1,053 4.4 78.4 15.7 10,036 1,053 Kentucky 1,242 7.8 77.6 23.1 8,746 1,242 Louisiana 1,200 10.0 59.5 13.7 22,355 1,200 Maine 210 4.7 76.6 14.4 7,765 210 Maryland 1,104 6.6 79.9 15.5 49,359 1,104 Massachusetts 1,164 5.5 79.5 12.7 17,862 1,164 Michigan 2,760 5.4 73.6 19.6 44,002 2,760 Minnesota 1,623 3.0 86.2 13.6 n/a 1,623 Mississippi 444 8.0 63.5 18.9 11,802 444 Missouri 1,293 7.4 81.0 17.7 49,659 1,293 Montana 243 6.9 81.9 10.0 n/a 243 Nebraska 735 3.9 87.0 11.2 14,967 735 Nevada 885 11.2 55.8 16.3 20,725 885 New Hampshire 189 3.8 81.1 12.6 8,314 189 New Jersey 1,704 4.7 84.8 13.5 60,840 1,704 New Mexico 471 8.1 67.3 11.6 8,466 471 New York 4,197 5.5 67.4 17.6 48,209 4,197 North Carolina 1,029 7.7 71.8 14.7 44,691 1,029 North Dakota 240 1.8 82.2 8.0 6,769 240 Ohio 4,149 5.1 79.4 16.4 38,509 4,149 Oklahoma 924 7.6 77.8 11.6 20,192 924 Oregon 1,254 7.1 73.4 16.4 24,723 1,254 Pennsylvania 4,323 5.5 n/a 15.2 106,572 4,323 Rhode Island 348 5.7 77.8 13.0 4,900 348 South Carolina 1,320 8.5 n/a 21.6 23,565 1,320 South Dakota 597 6.0 84.5 8.1 2,214 597 Tennessee 1,419 6.9 71.8 17.0 35,228 1,419 Texas 8,247 8.1 72.5 14.6 169,460 8,247 Utah 864 5.2 77.6 8.3 23,519 864 Vermont 54 3.7 82.4 13.5 1,645 54 Virginia 2,310 4.8 74.5 11.5 34,797 2,310 Washington 1,455 6.9 72.9 17.6 34,902 1,455 West Virginia 579 7.0 76.9 20.5 1,438 579 Wisconsin 1,347 4.2 87.5 15.3 103,275 1,347 Wyoming 315 7.4 76.1 11.4 6,682 315 United States 92,854 6.7 73.4 15.7 1,268,950 92,854 n/a — data not available. 1 Youths ages 16-19 not enrolled who have not graduated from high school or received an alternate credential 2 Youths ages 16-19 3 Data reporting incomplete for District of Columbia, Illinois, New York and Minnesota. No data reported for Montana. Sources: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 2007 American Community Survey, Table B14005; U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2005–06 (August 2008), Table 1; U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and detailed age, 2007 annual averages,” at <http://www.bls.gov/lau/ptable14full2007.pdf>; U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States, 2006 (September 2007), Tables 32 and 69; and U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book, Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement Databook, at <http://www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org/ojstatbb/cjrp/asp/Selection.asp>. Calculations by Children’s Defense Fund. Nationally, about 1 in 15 teens ages 16 to 19 is a dropout. Fewer than two-thirds of 9 th graders in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Nevada graduate from high school within four years with a regular diploma. There were almost 1.3 million juvenile arrests in 2006, and almost 93,000 juveniles are in residential placements.
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47 State of America’s Children 2008 Teen Birth Rates 1 1990 1995 2000 2005 Alabama 71.0 68.5 60.7 49.7 Alaska 65.3 54.5 49.0 37.3 Arizona 75.5 73.5 67.9 58.2 Arkansas 80.1 71.9 66.2 59.1 California 70.6 66.8 47.0 38.8 Colorado 54.5 52.3 51.3 42.6 Connecticut 38.8 38.6 31.1 23.3 Delaware 54.5 54.6 48.0 44.0
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