Juvenile Delinquency in Pierce, WA
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Pierce 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 1763 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Pierce County. Of that total, 50% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 876 court cases. Another 47% were dependency cases that accounted for 820 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Pierce County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Pierce County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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