Juvenile Delinquency in Lea, NM
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Lea 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 438 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lea County. Of that total, 85% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 373 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Lea County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Lea County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Lea County, NM
|Total Square Miles:||4,394|
|County Contact:|| 100 N Main Ave Ste 4
Lovington , NM 88260-4030
Lea County, NM Courts
Fifth Judicial District Court - Lea County
Address: 100 North Main, Lovington, NM 88260