Juvenile Delinquency in Clay, NC
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Clay County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in North Carolina often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 11 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Clay County. Of that total, 45% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 5 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Clay County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Clay County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Clay County, NC
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Clay County, NC Courts
Clay County Superior Court
Address: 261 Courthouse Dr. Suite 1, Hayesville, NC 28904