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Juvenile Delinquency in Somerset, MD

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Somerset 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 186 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Somerset County. Of that total, 92% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 171 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency4,235
Dependency0
Status401

Government of Somerset County, MD

County Seat: Princess Anne
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1666
Total Square Miles: 610
2019 Population: 25,918
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02

Somerset County, MD Courts