Pennsylvania’s veteran population ranks fourth in the U.S. with over 769,423 veterans as of 2022. Since 2009, Pennsylvania’s Veterans Treatment Courts have been assisting veterans who are charged with crimes and are struggling with substance abuse disorder, mental illness or other co-occurring disorders.
Pennsylvania Courts facilitated 49,229 statewide requests for interpreters in 2022 – a 36 percent increase from the year prior. The infographic below highlights key court data including the top 10 counties for language access and interpreter expenses as well as the top 10 languages requested.
In Pennsylvania, two school zone traffic laws have been cited more than 25,583 times over the past five years (2018-2022). The infographic below highlights key data and demographics about violations for speeding in school zones or illegally passing a school bus.
Under Pennsylvania’s Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), 6,765 people were sentenced as sexual offenders between 2018 to 2022, and were charged with 26,168 offenses. Of those sexual offenders who were sentenced, 51% were between the ages of 19-35, and 47% were charged with child pornography. This infographic highlights key data and demographics about sexual offenders in Pennsylvania.
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Pennsylvania Courts today released an infographic highlighting data from the state’s mental health courts. Mental health courts link key justice system officials with leaders in the mental health system to divert offenders with severe mental illness into a judicially-supervised program.
Over the past five years, underage drinking citations statewide totaled 45,402. In Pennsylvania, an underage drinking citation is issued to anyone under the age of 21 who is caught possessing, consuming, transporting, purchasing or attempting to purchase any alcoholic beverage.