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Juvenile Delinquency in Bristol, MA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Bristol County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Massachusetts often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 995 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Bristol County. Of that total, 0% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 1 court cases. Another 39% were dependency cases that accounted for 388 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Bristol County, MA

County Seat: Taunton
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1685
Total Square Miles: 691
2019 Population: 561,483
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 9 Court St
County Courthouse
Taunton , MA 02780-3223

Bristol County, MA Courts