Juvenile Delinquency in Letcher, KY
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Letcher County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Kentucky often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.
In 1997, a total of 345 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Letcher County. Of that total, 36% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 124 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Letcher County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Letcher County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Letcher County, KY
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Letcher County, KY Courts
Letcher County Circuit Court
Address: 156 Main St., Suite 201, Whitesburg, KY 41858