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Juvenile Delinquency in Kent, MD

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

In 2017, a total of 57 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Kent County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 57 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency3,897
Dependency0
Status556

Government of Kent County, MD

County Seat: Chestertown
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1642
Total Square Miles: 413
2019 Population: 19,384
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 400 High St
County Courthouse
Chestertown , MD 21620-1312
https://www.kentcounty.com/

Kent County, MD Courts