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Juvenile Delinquency in Lehigh, PA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Lehigh 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 1115 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lehigh County. Of that total, 77% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 863 court cases. Another 23% were dependency cases that accounted for 252 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency13,003
Dependency1,298
Status6

Government of Lehigh County, PA

County Seat: Allentown
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1812
Total Square Miles: 348
2019 Population: 366,494
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 17 S 7Th St
County Courthouse
Allentown , PA 18101-2401
http://www.lehighcounty.org

Lehigh County, PA Courts