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Juvenile Delinquency in Chittenden, VT

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Chittenden County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Vermont often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 415 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Chittenden County. Of that total, 36% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 148 court cases. Another 64% were dependency cases that accounted for 267 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency5,269
Dependency3,565
Status645

Government of Chittenden County, VT

County Seat: Burlington
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1787
Total Square Miles: 619
2019 Population: 162,372
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00

Chittenden County, VT Courts