Iowa Juvenile Detention Secure Placements

data.iowa.gov | Last Updated 7 Feb 2019

This dataset contains de-identified individual data for youth placed in a juvenile detention center in Iowa. The dataset includes information regarding age, gender, race/ethnicity, placement facility, month and year of release, and offense class and type. Please note that the Month of Release reflects the first day in the month the placement was released.

Tags: juvenile detention

This dataset has the following 11 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Admission Ageadmission_agenumberThe age of the youth when admitted to the juvenile detention facility
Charge Class Codecharge_class_codetextCode used to classify the lead offense associated with the placement. The definitions for codes used are as follows: SMMS = simple misdemeanor; SRMS = serious misdemeanor; AGMS = aggravated misdemeanor; FELD = D class felony; FELC = C class felony; FELB = B class felony; FELA = A class felony; STATUS = status offense (an offense that only applies to youth; e.g. truancy, possession of tobacco, curfew, run away); UNKN = generally a citation that doesn’t fit one of the other categories, may be a local ordinance
Charge Typecharge_typetextGeneral category of the lead offense associated with the placement
Charge Subtypecharge_subtypetextSub-category of the lead offense associated with the placement
SexsextextGender of the individual associated with the placement
Race Descrace_desctextRace and/or ethnicity of the individual associated with the placement
CountycountytextCounty that authorized the placement
Month of Releasemonth_of_releasecalendar_dateMonth the individual was released from the placement
Year of Releaseyear_of_releasenumberYear the individual was released from placement
Facility Namefacility_nametextFacility the individual was placed
Days Helddays_heldnumberNumber of days the individual was in placement