Juvenile Delinquency in Los Alamos, NM
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Los Alamos County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in New Mexico often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 38 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Los Alamos County. Of that total, 63% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 24 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Los Alamos County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Los Alamos County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Los Alamos County, NM
|County Seat:||Los Alamos|
|Government Type:||City-County Consolidation|
|Total Square Miles:||109|
Los Alamos County, NM Courts
First Judicial District Court - Los Alamos County
Address: 2500 Trinity Drive, Suite D, Los Alamos, NM 87544