White paper on crime 2011 Part7/Chapter2/Section3/7
Fig. 7-2-3-9 shows the percent distribution of juveniles newly admitted to juvenile training schools for the first time/readmitted by guardian status since 1996 and Fig. 7-2-3-10 the percent distribution of young released inmates (refers to inmates who are younger than 30 years old at the time of release; hereinafter the same) by the places they returned to at the time of their release and age group in 2010.
By guardian status of the juveniles newly admitted to juvenile training schools, the proportion of biological fathers and mothers was the highest, followed by biological mothers in 1996 with both juveniles newly admitted for the first time and those readmitted, but then the proportion of biological fathers and mothers declined while that of biological mothers rose, resulting in their order being reversed in 2009 with those admitted for the first time and in 2006 with those readmitted. Biological mothers subsequently accounted for the highest proportion, followed by biological fathers and mothers, biological fathers, and then stepfathers and biological mothers. The proportion of biological fathers and mothers was lower with those readmitted (29.5% in 2010) than with those admitted for the first time (35.6% (id.)).
The majority of young released inmates returned to their relatives (parents, spouses, brothers/sisters, or other relatives) at 79.5% with those younger than 25 but slightly lower at 72.6% with those aged 25 or older, and with the proportion of those that returned to their parents being particularly lower.