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Juvenile Delinquency in Lackawanna, PA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Lackawanna 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 421 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lackawanna County. Of that total, 57% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 240 court cases. Another 43% were dependency cases that accounted for 181 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Lackawanna County, PA

County Seat: Scranton
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1878
Total Square Miles: 465
2019 Population: 210,761
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 200 Adams Ave, 6th floor
County Courthouse
Scranton , PA 18503-1607

Lackawanna County, PA Courts