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Juvenile Delinquency in Dona Ana, NM

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

In 2017, a total of 1276 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Dona Ana County. Of that total, 83% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 1064 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency13,043
Dependency0
Status7,356

Dona Ana County, NM Courts