Juvenile Delinquency in Waldo, ME
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Waldo County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Maine often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 85 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Waldo County. Of that total, 65% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 55 court cases. Another 35% were dependency cases that accounted for 30 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Waldo County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Waldo County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Waldo County, ME
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Waldo County, ME Courts
Waldo County Superior Court
Address: 11 Market Street, Belfast, ME 4915