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Juvenile Delinquency in New Hanover, NC

Unfortunately, in many areas of the New Hanover 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 174 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of New Hanover County. Of that total, 94% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 163 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency14,102
Dependency1,695
Status1,006

Government of New Hanover County, NC

County Seat: Wilmington
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1729
Total Square Miles: 328
2019 Population: 227,198
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00

New Hanover County, NC Courts