Juvenile Probation's 2021 Annual Report includes information about the Department's operations, racial equity work, and system transformation efforts. The report also includes comprehensive statistics. We are mindful that these statistics do not represent the young people behind the numbers or their experiences, rather they depict the juvenile justice system in San Francisco at a high level.
Data points of interest include:
- The number of juvenile arrests referred to Juvenile Probation decreased by 25% from 2020 to 2021.
- The number of Juvenile Hall admissions declined by 38% from 2020 to 2021.
- The average daily population in Juvenile Hall was 14 youth in 2021, down from 17 youth in 2020.
- The peak population in Juvenile Hall was 21 youth in 2021.
- The percentage of juvenile arrests that were diverted in San Francisco increased from 17% in 2020 to 24% in 2021.
- 55% of youth referred in 2021 had never been arrested in San Francisco prior to 2021.