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Juvenile Delinquency in Burke, NC

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

In 2017, a total of 183 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Burke County. Of that total, 57% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 105 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency4,405
Dependency505
Status1,311

Government of Burke County, NC

County Seat: Morganton
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1777
Total Square Miles: 515
2019 Population: 89,293
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 200 Avery Ave
County Government Building
Morganton , NC 28655-3158
http://www.burkenc.org/

Burke County, NC Courts