Juvenile Delinquency in Bedford, PA
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Bedford County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Pennsylvania often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 138 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Bedford County. Of that total, 38% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 52 court cases. Another 62% were dependency cases that accounted for 86 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Bedford County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Bedford County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Bedford County, PA
|Total Square Miles:||1,017|
|County Contact:|| 200 South Juliana Steet
Bedford , PA 15522-0166
Bedford County, PA Courts
Bedford County Common Pleas
Address: 200 S. Juliana Street, Bedford, PA 15522