Juvenile Delinquency in Boulder, CO
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Boulder County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Colorado often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 442 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Boulder County. Of that total, 92% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 407 court cases. Another 8% were dependency cases that accounted for 35 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Boulder County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Boulder County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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