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Juvenile Delinquency in Socorro, NM

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Socorro 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 182 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Socorro County. Of that total, 58% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 106 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency3,239
Dependency0
Status631

Government of Socorro County, NM

County Seat: Socorro
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1852
Total Square Miles: 6,649
2019 Population: 16,798
Persons/Square Mile: 0.40

Socorro County, NM Courts