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Juvenile Delinquency in Bergen, NJ

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

In 2017, a total of 1493 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Bergen County. Of that total, 80% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 1194 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency8,266
Dependency0
Status2,657

Government of Bergen County, NJ

County Seat: Hackensack
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1683
Total Square Miles: 247
2019 Population: 948,406
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: One Bergen County Plaza
County Administration Building
Hackensack , NJ 07601-7076
http://www.co.bergen.nj.us