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Juvenile Delinquency in Somerset, NJ

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Somerset 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 696 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Somerset County. Of that total, 41% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 282 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency11,736
Dependency0
Status3,288

Government of Somerset County, NJ

County Seat: Somerville
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1688
Total Square Miles: 305
2019 Population: 335,432
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 20 Grove St
County Administration Building
Somerville , NJ 08876-2306
https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/