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Juvenile Delinquency in Southampton, VA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Southampton 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 50 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Southampton County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 50 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Southampton County, VA

County Seat: Courtland
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1749
Total Square Miles: 602
2019 Population: 17,750
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: PO BOX 400
County Courthouse
Courtland , VA 23837-0400