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Juvenile Delinquency in Chaves, NM

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

In 2017, a total of 650 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Chaves County. Of that total, 97% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 631 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Chaves County, NM

County Seat: Roswell
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1889
Total Square Miles: 6,075
2019 Population: 64,866
Persons/Square Mile: 0.09
County Contact: 1 Saint Marys Pl
County Administration Center
Roswell , NM 88203-5400

Chaves County, NM Courts