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Juvenile Delinquency in Mitchell, NC

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Mitchell 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 20 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Mitchell County. Of that total, 35% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 7 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Mitchell County, NC

County Seat: Bakersville
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1861
Total Square Miles: 222
2019 Population: 15,072
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 26 Crimson Laurel Cir Ste 2
County Administration Building
Bakersville , NC 28705-9510

Mitchell County, NC Courts