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Juvenile Delinquency in Belmont, OH

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Belmont County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Ohio often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 319 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Belmont County. Of that total, 82% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 263 court cases. Another 9% were dependency cases that accounted for 30 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency11,912
Dependency1,305
Status2,174

Government of Belmont County, OH

County Seat: Saint Clairsville
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1801
Total Square Miles: 541
2019 Population: 68,029
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01

Belmont County, OH Courts