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Juvenile Delinquency in Ocean, NJ

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

In 2017, a total of 935 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Ocean County. Of that total, 87% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 812 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency7,664
Dependency0
Status1,066

Government of Ocean County, NJ

County Seat: Toms River
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1850
Total Square Miles: 915
2019 Population: 597,943
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 101 Hooper Ave
County Administration Building
Toms River , NJ 08753-7605
http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/