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Juvenile Delinquency in Harnett, NC

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Harnett 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 212 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Harnett County. Of that total, 86% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 183 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency7,232
Dependency1,158
Status601

Government of Harnett County, NC

County Seat: Lillington
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1855
Total Square Miles: 601
2019 Population: 132,754
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00

Harnett County, NC Courts