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Juvenile Delinquency in Alleghany, VA

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

In 2017, a total of 153 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Alleghany County. Of that total, 56% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 85 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,995
Dependency0
Status925

Government of Alleghany County, VA

County Seat: Covington
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1822
Total Square Miles: 449
2019 Population: 15,122
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03