Children And Youth
Juvenile Delinquency Intakes

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Juvenile Delinquency Intakes

What does this measure?

A juvenile delinquent is a child 7 to 16 years old who has committed an act that, if committed by an adult, would constitute a crime. County probation departments are the point of entry for a juvenile delinquency case, and each case brought to probation by police or another source is called an "intake." This indicator measures the number of intakes per 10,000 children ages 7-16.

Why is this important?

Individuals who commit crimes in their youth are more likely to commit other offenses later in life.

How is the region performing?

In 2017, there were 30 juvenile delinquency intakes in the region per 10,000 juvenile residents, substantially below the state rate (excluding New York City) of 42. The rate in 2017 was a slight decrease from the previous year, but 72% lower than in 2000.

Dutchess had the lowest rate by far in 2017, at 4, followed by Putnam, at 15, and Orange, at 28. Greene had the highest rate, at 77 per 10,000 juvenile residents. Dutchess and Orange drove much of the overall regional decline. Ulster's juvenile delinquency rate, though on a steady decrease from 2013-2016, was the only one to increase since 2000, by 66%.

Notes about the data

These data do not reflect the ultimate disposition of the case, as not all intakes turn into juvenile delinquency cases; some are diverted into programs and never reach court. The data should not be interpreted as the number of juveniles entering the system, as the same child may have multiple intakes. Also, changes in reporting systems over the decade may affect the overall accuracy of the figures. Comparable national data were not available. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the third quarter.

Juvenile Delinquency Intakes
Columbia County127123127179991011451531167374911163168714251
Dutchess County908197918270655710356504249293416234
Greene County1491231621611291371751821759592109577889727177
Orange County1461141081161011001119079786351384232293628
Putnam County506645585337582540254025182123141115
Sullivan County14315113718818816815014413211611682849259787557
Ulster County34981068659991048180728783927872562857
NYS (excluding NYC)105100981029992968789757563615753484542

Source: New York State Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives
Notes: Rates per 10,000 Children ages 7-16.

Number of Juvenile Delinquent Intakes
Columbia County118115117165898912212693565566832246472732
Dutchess County371340411390353300273235421224196162182106121547614
Greene County98811071048386110111103545158293842333234
Orange County833660634694612595661531460456361291215237182162201158
Putnam County739869898257893860365835252830181318
Sullivan County15816615020620618216015013511611479808755716851
Ulster County8624726921814724224718818015718517318715614010954107
NYS (excluding NYC)16,79316,03615,77516,50915,90514,55415,02713,28013,48411,24011,1369,1748,8188,0837,3976,7016,1695,693

Source: New York State Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives

Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Maintaining
Teen Pregnancy Decreasing
Live Births to Teen Mothers Decreasing
Juvenile Delinquency Intakes Decreasing
Bullying at School Decreasing
Average Charitable Giving Increasing
Voter Registration Rate Maintaining
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Total Population Increasing
Population by Age Decreasing
Population by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Household Types Increasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Spending for County Government Increasing
Tourism Revenue Increasing
Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Student Group Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Student Group Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Dropout Rate Decreasing
High School GED Rate Decreasing
Plans of High School Graduates Increasing
Education Levels of Adults Increasing
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Median Household Income Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Seniors Living in Poverty Decreasing
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Maintaining
Veterans Living in Poverty Maintaining
Economically Disadvantaged Students Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Maintaining
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Increasing
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Maintaining
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Domestic Violence Increasing
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Babies with Low Birth Weights Maintaining
People Living wth HIV Decreasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters Increasing
Violent Crimes Decreasing