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Juvenile Delinquency in Union, PA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Union 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 64 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Union County. Of that total, 75% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 48 court cases. Another 25% were dependency cases that accounted for 16 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Union County, PA

County Seat: Lewisburg
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1813
Total Square Miles: 318
2019 Population: 44,595
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 103 S 2Nd St
County Courthouse
Lewisburg , PA 17837-1903

Union County, PA Courts