delinquency delinquency  /dɪ ˈlɪŋ kwən si/


  1. (n) nonpayment of a debt when due
  2. (n) a tendency to be negligent and uncaring
  3. (n) an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor


  1. Just consider the uptick in the delinquency rate of loans written in 2003 and 2004.
  2. Families started down this road back in the 1980s, when sociologists said structured activities would prevent juvenile delinquency and keep kids safe.


  1. New Bern teacher arrested

    TRENTON —Jones County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a former New Bern High School teacher Friday evening on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor as the result of a May 9 incident at his home, according to Capt. Justin Eimer.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: New Bern Sun Journal

  2. Former Wilkinson County Teacher Accused of Child Molestation Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charges

    IRWINTON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - One of the Wilkinson County high school teachers accused of molesting a 15-year-old student earlier this year pleaded guilty to lesser charges. On Monday, former JROTC instructor Rodney Hunter pleaded guilty to three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Wilkinson County District Attorney Fred Bright tells us he's facing 36 months of probation and ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: 41 NBC Macon

  3. Grants for $1.5 million announced for victim services, drug and alcohol treatment programs

    The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency has approved almost $1.5 million in grants for crime and drug rehabilitation programs in Berks County, state Rep. Thomas R. Caltagirone announced Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reading Eagle


  1. "High rates of delinquency and foreclosure can have substantial spillover effects on the housing market, the financial markets and the broader economy," Bernanke said in a dinner speech to Columbia Business School in New York.
    on Mar 14, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source:

  2. The problem for Citigroup and other banks is that "second mortgages are much more likely to go directly from delinquency to charge-off without going into foreclosure," said Citigroup CFO Gary Crittenden during the company's earnings conference...
    on Jan 18, 2008 By: Gary Crittenden Source: Forbes

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