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Juvenile Delinquency in Delta, CO

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Delta 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 41 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Delta County. Of that total, 54% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 22 court cases. Another 46% were dependency cases that accounted for 19 of the juvenile cases.

A lot of counties, including, Delta County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Delta County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,383
Dependency312
Status0

Government of Delta County, CO

County Seat: Delta
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1883
Total Square Miles: 1,149
2019 Population: 30,568
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04
County Contact: 501 Palmer St
County Courthouse
Delta , CO 81416-1725
http://www.deltacounty.com

Delta County, CO Courts