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Juvenile Delinquency in Elk, PA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Elk 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 61 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Elk County. Of that total, 85% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 52 court cases. Another 15% were dependency cases that accounted for 9 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,297
Dependency48
Status0

Government of Elk County, PA

County Seat: Ridgway
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1843
Total Square Miles: 832
2019 Population: 30,197
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: PO BOX 448
County Courthouse Annex
Ridgway , PA 15853-0448
http://www.co.elk.pa.us/

Elk County, PA Courts