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Juvenile Delinquency in Rockingham, NH

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Rockingham County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in New Hampshire often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.

In 2008, a total of 822 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Rockingham County. Of that total, 69% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 570 court cases. Another 12% were dependency cases that accounted for 95 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency2,849
Dependency1,660
Status2,034

Government of Rockingham County, NH

County Seat: Brentwood
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1769
Total Square Miles: 795
2019 Population: 306,363
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 119 North RD
County Complex
Brentwood , NH 03833-6624
http://www.co.rockingham.nh.us

Rockingham County, NH Courts