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Juvenile Delinquency in Northampton, NC

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Northampton 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 37 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Northampton County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 37 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,190
Dependency112
Status94

Government of Northampton County, NC

County Seat: Jackson
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1741
Total Square Miles: 551
2019 Population: 19,862
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03

Northampton County, NC Courts