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Juvenile Delinquency in Salem, NJ

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Salem 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 539 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Salem County. Of that total, 51% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 274 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Salem County, NJ

County Seat: Salem
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1694
Total Square Miles: 372
2019 Population: 62,792
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01