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Juvenile Delinquency in Lancaster, VA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Lancaster 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 70 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lancaster County. Of that total, 79% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 55 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Lancaster County, VA

County Seat: Lancaster
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1651
Total Square Miles: 231
2019 Population: 10,788
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 8311 Mary Ball Rd
County Courthouse
Lancaster , VA 22503-2534