Juvenile Delinquency in Watauga, NC
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Watauga 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 35 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Watauga County. Of that total, 83% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 29 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Watauga County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Watauga County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Watauga County, NC
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Watauga County, NC Courts
Watauga County District Court
Address: 842 W King St Suite 13, Boone, NC 28607