Black and Latino teenagers are overrepresented in Cook County’s juvenile justice system. That disparity is more pronounced among teens charged as adults.
Notes: Population figures based on 2000 census. Figures for youth facing charges are based on the total numbers of those ages 16 and younger charged as juveniles or adults from 1999 through 2003.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority; Illinois Juvenile Justice Initiative; analyzed by The Chicago Reporter.