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Juvenile Delinquency in Washington, VA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Washington 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 157 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Washington County. Of that total, 69% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 109 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Washington County, VA

County Seat: Abingdon
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1777
Total Square Miles: 566
2019 Population: 54,387
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 1 Government Cte. Place
Ste. A
Abingdon , VA 24210-8484