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Juvenile Delinquency in Howard, MD

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

In 2017, a total of 836 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Howard County. Of that total, 99% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 828 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency22,450
Dependency0
Status2,595

Government of Howard County, MD

County Seat: Ellicott City
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1851
Total Square Miles: 253
2019 Population: 321,113
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 3430 Court House Dr
County Office Building
Ellicott City , MD 21043-4300
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/

Howard County, MD Courts