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Juvenile Delinquency in Delaware, PA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Delaware 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 578 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Delaware County. Of that total, 46% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 268 court cases. Another 54% were dependency cases that accounted for 310 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency4,400
Dependency2,209
Status5

Government of Delaware County, PA

County Seat: Media
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1789
Total Square Miles: 191
2019 Population: 564,696
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 201 W Front St
County Government Center
Media , PA 19063-2708
http://www.co.delaware.pa.us

Delaware County, PA Courts