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Juvenile Delinquency in Rio Grande, CO

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Rio Grande County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Colorado often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 20 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Rio Grande County. Of that total, 70% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 14 court cases. Another 30% were dependency cases that accounted for 6 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Rio Grande County, CO

County Seat: Del Norte
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1874
Total Square Miles: 912
2019 Population: 11,301
Persons/Square Mile: 0.08
County Contact: 925 6th St
Room 207
Del Norte , CO 81132-3252

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