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Juvenile Delinquency in Gaston, NC

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Gaston 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 470 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Gaston County. Of that total, 70% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 331 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Gaston County, NC

County Seat: Gastonia
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1846
Total Square Miles: 364
2019 Population: 220,182
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00

Gaston County, NC Courts