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Juvenile Delinquency in Northampton, VA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Northampton 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 74 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Northampton County. Of that total, 82% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 61 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,785
Dependency0
Status338

Government of Northampton County, VA

County Seat: Eastville
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1634
Total Square Miles: 795
2019 Population: 11,846
Persons/Square Mile: 0.07
County Contact: PO BOX 66
County Courthouse
Eastville , VA 23347-0066
http://www.co.northampton.va.us/