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Juvenile Delinquency in Westchester, NY

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Westchester 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 415 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Westchester County. Of that total, 67% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 279 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency11,714
Dependency6,368
Status5,895

Government of Westchester County, NY

County Seat: White Plains
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1683
Total Square Miles: 500
2019 Population: 980,244
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 148 Martine Ave
800 Michaelian Office Building
White Plains , NY 10601-3311
https://www3.westchestergov.com/

Westchester County, NY Courts