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Juvenile Delinquency in Kent, DE

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Kent County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Delaware often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 1 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Kent County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 1 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

A lot of counties, including, Kent County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Kent County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency25
Dependency1,849
Status0

Government of Kent County, DE

County Seat: Dover
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1680
Total Square Miles: 798
2019 Population: 176,824
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 555 S Bay Rd
County Administrative Complex
Dover , DE 19901-4617
http://www.co.kent.de.us/

Kent County, DE Courts