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Juvenile Delinquency in Amherst, VA

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

In 2017, a total of 128 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Amherst County. Of that total, 62% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 79 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Amherst County, VA

County Seat: Amherst
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1761
Total Square Miles: 479
2019 Population: 31,594
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02