Juvenile Delinquency in Centre, PA
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Centre 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 117 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Centre County. Of that total, 67% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 78 court cases. Another 33% were dependency cases that accounted for 39 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Centre County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Centre County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Centre County, PA
|Total Square Miles:||1,113|
|County Contact:|| 420 Holmes St
Bellefonte , PA 16823-1401
Centre County, PA Courts
Centre County Common Pleas
Address: 403 Centre County Courthouse, Bellefonte, PA 16823