NCJR Report: Trends in Young Adult Male Incarceration Admissions
Omaha, Nebraska – The Nebraska Center for Justice Research has released Trends in Young Adult Male Incarceration Admissions in Nebraska. The report provides an examination of correctional admissions data for males sentenced to incarceration in Nebraska from 2000 to 2013. The following are some findings from the report:
Young offenders (under 25) make up the largest group of males admitted to incarceration by age, comprising 28% of new admissions in 2013.
While rates of incarceration admissions have remained relatively stable for most racial/ethnic groups since 2000, there has been an increase in the percentage of young Black admits (from 24% in 2000 to 30.6% in 2013).
In addition to increasing incarceration admissions from 2000 to 2013, longer average sentence lengths also may have contributed to Nebraska's growing incarcerated population.