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Juvenile Delinquency in Lee, NC

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Lee 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 199 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lee County. Of that total, 86% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 171 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency3,896
Dependency183
Status621

Government of Lee County, NC

County Seat: Sanford
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1907
Total Square Miles: 259
2019 Population: 60,430
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 408 Summit Dr
Summitt Building
Sanford , NC 27330-3840
http://www.leecountync.gov

Lee County, NC Courts