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Juvenile Delinquency in Buchanan, VA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Buchanan 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 107 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Buchanan County. Of that total, 49% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 52 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,390
Dependency0
Status1,017

Government of Buchanan County, VA

County Seat: Grundy
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1858
Total Square Miles: 504
2019 Population: 21,514
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: PO BOX 950
County Courthouse
Grundy , VA 24614-0950
http://www.buchanancountyonline.com/