Breakdown of Missing Data
Missing data on race and/or ethnicity occurs throughout the records used here. Depending on the decision point, approximately 40% of all cases were missing an indicator of ethnicity (whether the youth was Hispanic/Latino) and an additional 5% of cases had no indicator of either race or ethnicity.
The seven tables at the link below present each county's missing race and/or ethnicity data by the decision points associated with the courts, ranging from referral to transfer to the adult system. The second to last column, "Known Race/Missing Ethnicity" provides the proportion of cases with a racial category indicated but no indicator of ethnicity. For all calculations, these cases were counted under the identified racial group (i.e. assumed to be non-Hispanic). The final column, "Missing" provides the proportion of cases where both race and ethnicity were missing from the record. These cases were omitted from analysis.
Missing Proportions Tables