Juvenile Delinquency in Fayette, PA
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Fayette 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 552 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Fayette County. Of that total, 61% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 336 court cases. Another 39% were dependency cases that accounted for 216 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Fayette County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Fayette County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Fayette County, PA
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|County Contact:|| 61 E Main St
Uniontown , PA 15401-3514
Fayette County, PA Courts
Fayette County Common Pleas
Address: 61 E. Main Street, Uniontown, PA 15401