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Juvenile Delinquency in Sagadahoc, ME

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

In 2017, a total of 98 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Sagadahoc County. Of that total, 85% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 83 court cases. Another 15% were dependency cases that accounted for 15 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,593
Dependency124
Status16

Government of Sagadahoc County, ME

County Seat: Bath
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1854
Total Square Miles: 370
2019 Population: 35,392
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01

Sagadahoc County, ME Courts