Juvenile Delinquency in Erie, PA
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Erie County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Pennsylvania often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 815 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Erie County. Of that total, 64% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 523 court cases. Another 33% were dependency cases that accounted for 266 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Erie County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Erie County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Erie County, PA
|Total Square Miles:||1,558|
|County Contact:|| 140 W 6Th St
Erie , PA 16501-1011
Erie County, PA Courts
Erie County Common Pleas
Address: 140 W. Sixth Street Room 210, Erie, PA 16501