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Juvenile Delinquency in New Kent, VA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the New Kent 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 72 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of New Kent County. Of that total, 88% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 63 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of New Kent County, VA

County Seat: New Kent
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1654
Total Square Miles: 223
2019 Population: 21,682
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: PO BOX 150
County Courthouse
New Kent , VA 23124-0050