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Juvenile Delinquency in Wilkes, NC

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Wilkes County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in North Carolina often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 158 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Wilkes County. Of that total, 76% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 120 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency4,847
Dependency1,040
Status1,306

Government of Wilkes County, NC

County Seat: Wilkesboro
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1777
Total Square Miles: 757
2019 Population: 68,576
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 110 North St
County Courthouse
Wilkesboro , NC 28697-2428
https://www.wilkescounty.net/

Wilkes County, NC Courts