Juvenile Delinquency in Worcester, MD
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Worcester 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 500 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Worcester County. Of that total, 79% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 396 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Worcester County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Worcester County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Worcester County, MD
|County Seat:||Snow Hill|
|Total Square Miles:||695|
|County Contact:|| 1 W Market St
Snow Hill , MD 21863-1085