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Juvenile Delinquency in Atlantic, NJ

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

In 2017, a total of 1320 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Atlantic County. Of that total, 77% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 1014 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency6,756
Dependency0
Status2,819

Government of Atlantic County, NJ

County Seat: Mays Landing
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1837
Total Square Miles: 672
2019 Population: 269,918
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 1333 Atlantic Ave
County Administration Building
Atlantic City , NJ 08401-7212
http://www.aclink.org