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Juvenile Delinquency in Rockingham, VA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Rockingham 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 284 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Rockingham County. Of that total, 67% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 191 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency3,691
Dependency0
Status1,039

Government of Rockingham County, VA

County Seat: Harrisonburg
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1778
Total Square Miles: 853
2019 Population: 80,227
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: PO BOX 1252
County Courthouse
Harrisonburg , VA 22803-1252
http://www.rockinghamcountyva.gov