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chart showing that LGBTQ youth make up 20 percent of youth in the juvenile justice system, despite making up less than 10 percent of the overall youth population.

Data Source: The Williams Institute, LGBT Youth Population in the United States and Angela Irvine and Aisha Canfield, The Overrepresentation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Questioning, Gender Nonconforming and Transgender Youth Within the Child Welfare to Juvenile Justice Crossover Population. (Graph: Alexi Jones, 2021)

This graph originally appeared in Visualizing the unequal treatment of LGBTQ people in the criminal justice system.

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