Juvenile Delinquency in Durham, NC
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Durham County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in North Carolina often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 223 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Durham County. Of that total, 91% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 204 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Durham County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Durham County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Durham County, NC
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Durham County, NC Courts
Durham County Superior Court
Address: 510 South Dillard St, Durham, NC 27701