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Juvenile Delinquency in Hawaii, HI

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

In 2017, a total of 1381 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Hawaii County. Of that total, 33% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 461 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency22,988
Dependency964
Status17,007

Government of Hawaii County, HI

County Seat: Hilo
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1905
Total Square Miles: 5,086
2019 Population: 200,381
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03

Hawaii County, HI Courts