Juvenile Delinquency in Roanoke, VA
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Roanoke 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 485 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Roanoke County. Of that total, 76% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 367 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Roanoke County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Roanoke County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Roanoke County, VA
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|County Contact:|| PO BOX 29800
Roanoke , VA 24018-0798