Juvenile Delinquency in Yancey, NC
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Yancey 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 22 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Yancey County. Of that total, 73% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 16 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Yancey County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Yancey County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Yancey County, NC
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Yancey County, NC Courts
Yancey County District Court
Address: 110 Towne Square Room 5, Burnsville, NC 28714