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Juvenile Delinquency in New Castle, DE

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

In 2017, a total of 2 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 2 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of New Castle County, DE

County Seat: Wilmington
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1673
Total Square Miles: 494
2019 Population: 559,793
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 87 Reads Way
County Government Center
New Castle , DE 19720-1648

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