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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.

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency10,987
Dependency0
Status3,296

Government of Lea County, NM

County Seat: Lovington
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1917
Total Square Miles: 4,394
2019 Population: 68,759
Persons/Square Mile: 0.06
County Contact: 100 N Main Ave Ste 4
County Courthouse
Lovington , NM 88260-4030
https://www.leacounty.net/

Lea County, NM Courts