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Juvenile Delinquency in Essex, VA

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

In 2017, a total of 43 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Of that total, 60% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 26 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,415
Dependency0
Status611

Government of Essex County, VA

County Seat: Tappahannock
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1692
Total Square Miles: 286
2019 Population: 11,028
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: PO BOX 1079
County Courthouse
Tappahannock , VA 22560-1079
http://www.essex-virginia.org/