Juvenile Delinquency in Mesa, CO
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Mesa 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 338 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Mesa County. Of that total, 88% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 297 court cases. Another 12% were dependency cases that accounted for 41 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Mesa County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Mesa County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Mesa County, CO
|County Seat:||Grand Junction|
|Total Square Miles:||3,341|
|County Contact:|| 544 Rood Avenue
Grand Junction , CO 81501-2642