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Juvenile Delinquency in Strafford, NH

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

In 2008, a total of 815 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Strafford County. Of that total, 74% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 603 court cases. Another 14% were dependency cases that accounted for 115 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency8,339
Dependency1,249
Status1,488

Government of Strafford County, NH

County Seat: Dover
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1769
Total Square Miles: 384
2019 Population: 128,613
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00

Strafford County, NH Courts