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Juvenile Delinquency in Somerset, PA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Somerset 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 140 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Somerset County. Of that total, 48% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 67 court cases. Another 52% were dependency cases that accounted for 73 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency2,421
Dependency316
Status30

Government of Somerset County, PA

County Seat: Somerset
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1795
Total Square Miles: 1,081
2019 Population: 74,501
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 111 E Union St Ste 100
County Courthouse
Somerset , PA 15501-1416
http://www.co.somerset.pa.us

Somerset County, PA Courts