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Stays at Escambia County Detention Center Spike as Juvenile Arrests Increase, Law Changes

Department of Juvenile Justice data shows the Escambia Regional Juvenile Detention Center experienced a huge spike in use in the most recently reported year, 2016-2017, putting it at a 94 percent average utilization rate, compared to 69 percent the year prior. The utilization rate is an average showing how full the detention facility likely was on any given day that year.

With last year’s jump, the local 50-bed facility had the highest utilization rate in the state, with an average daily population of 47 that year.

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Image courtesy of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.