U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Estimated number of delinquency cases

tadamichi / shutterstock.com (see reuse policy).

Delinquency Cases

Q: How many delinquency cases are handled by juvenile courts?

A: In 2019, courts with juvenile jurisdiction disposed approximately 722,600 delinquency cases, the fewest number of cases handled since the mid-1970s.