Juvenile Delinquency in Kent, RI
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Kent County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Rhode Island often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 496 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Kent County. Of that total, 63% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 311 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Kent County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Kent County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Kent County, RI Courts
Kent County Superior Court
Address: 222 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI 2886