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Juvenile Delinquency in Scotland, NC

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Scotland 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 66 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Scotland County. Of that total, 82% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 54 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency3,714
Dependency241
Status1,148

Government of Scotland County, NC

County Seat: Laurinburg
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1899
Total Square Miles: 320
2019 Population: 35,093
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: PO BOX 489
County Courthouse
Laurinburg , NC 28353-0489
http://www.scotlandcounty.org

Scotland County, NC Courts