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Juvenile Delinquency in Suffolk, MA

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

In 2017, a total of 1398 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Suffolk County. Of that total, 69% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 963 court cases. Another 31% were dependency cases that accounted for 434 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency2,256
Dependency6,769
Status6,534

Government of Suffolk County, MA

County Seat: Boston
Government Type: City-County Consolidation
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1643
Total Square Miles: 120
2019 Population: 797,939
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 1 City Hall Square Ste. 550
City Hall
Boston , MA 02201-2043
https://www.boston.gov/

Suffolk County, MA Courts