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Juvenile Delinquency in Rutherford, NC

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Rutherford 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 111 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Rutherford County. Of that total, 86% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 95 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency3,482
Dependency989
Status605

Government of Rutherford County, NC

County Seat: Rutherfordton
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1779
Total Square Miles: 566
2019 Population: 66,551
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 289 N Main St
County Office Building
Rutherfordton , NC 28139-2549
http://www.rutherfordcountync.gov

Rutherford County, NC Courts