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Juvenile Delinquency in Columbia, NY

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

In 2017, a total of 42 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Columbia County. Of that total, 76% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 32 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,401
Dependency2,174
Status1,169

Government of Columbia County, NY

County Seat: Hudson
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1786
Total Square Miles: 648
2019 Population: 60,604
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 401 Union St
County Courthouse
Hudson , NY 12534-2451
http://www.columbiacountyny.com/

Columbia County, NY Courts