Juvenile Delinquency in Newport, RI
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Newport County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Rhode Island often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 211 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Newport County. Of that total, 75% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 158 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Newport County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Newport County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Newport County, RI Courts
Newport County Superior Court
Address: 45 Washington Square, Newport, RI 2840