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Graph showing the number of youth incarcerated in the United States by offense and whether or not they are incarcerated with adults using the most recent data available in March 2022. There were a total of 49,000 confined youth in the United States. The juvenile justice system held 36,000; the adult prison and jail systems held 2,800; and the immigration system held 9,800.

Data Source: See "Data sources" section of full report. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer & Peter Wagner, 2022)

This graph originally appeared in Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2022.

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