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.
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Government of Belmont County, OH
|County Seat:||Saint Clairsville|
|Total Square Miles:||541|
Belmont County, OH Courts
Belmont County Common Pleas Court
Address: 101 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, OH 43950