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Juvenile Delinquency in Dorchester, MD

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Dorchester County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Maryland often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 367 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Dorchester County. Of that total, 96% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 351 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency8,891
Dependency0
Status942

Government of Dorchester County, MD

County Seat: Cambridge
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1668
Total Square Miles: 983
2019 Population: 32,162
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03

Dorchester County, MD Courts