Juvenile Delinquency in Northumberland, PA
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Northumberland 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 290 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Northumberland County. Of that total, 58% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 168 court cases. Another 42% were dependency cases that accounted for 122 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Northumberland County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Northumberland County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Northumberland County, PA
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Northumberland County, PA Courts
Northumberland County Common Pleas
Address: 201 Market St., Sunbury, PA 17801