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Juvenile Delinquency in Mathews, VA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Mathews 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 16 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Mathews County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 16 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency625
Dependency0
Status26

Government of Mathews County, VA

County Seat: Mathews
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1791
Total Square Miles: 252
2019 Population: 8,779
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: PO BOX 839
County Courthouse
Mathews , VA 23109-0839
http://www.co.mathews.va.us