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Juvenile Delinquency in La Plata, CO

Unfortunately, in many areas of the La Plata 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 49 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of La Plata County. Of that total, 84% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 41 court cases. Another 16% were dependency cases that accounted for 8 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of La Plata County, CO

County Seat: Durango
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1874
Total Square Miles: 1,700
2019 Population: 55,589
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: 1101 E 2Nd Ave
County Courthouse
Durango , CO 81301-5155

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