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Juvenile Delinquency in Kitsap, WA

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

In 2017, a total of 1068 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Kitsap County. Of that total, 70% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 752 court cases. Another 16% were dependency cases that accounted for 176 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency18,950
Dependency3,962
Status5,802

Government of Kitsap County, WA

County Seat: Port Orchard
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1857
Total Square Miles: 566
2019 Population: 266,414
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00

Kitsap County, WA Courts