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Juvenile Delinquency in Essex, NJ

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Essex 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 1044 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Of that total, 43% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 453 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency5,039
Dependency0
Status3,912

Government of Essex County, NJ

County Seat: Newark
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1683
Total Square Miles: 130
2019 Population: 808,285
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Hall Of Records
Newark , NJ 07102-1735
http://www.essex-countynj.org