Juvenile Delinquency in Weld, CO
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Weld 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 653 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Weld County. Of that total, 92% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 600 court cases. Another 8% were dependency cases that accounted for 53 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Weld County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Weld County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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