Juvenile Delinquency in Chester, PA
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Chester County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Pennsylvania often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 637 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Chester County. Of that total, 86% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 545 court cases. Another 12% were dependency cases that accounted for 74 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Chester County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Chester County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Chester County, PA
|County Seat:||West Chester|
|Total Square Miles:||759|
Chester County, PA Courts
Chester County Common Pleas
Address: 201 W. Market Street, West Chester, PA 19380