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Juvenile Delinquency in Westmoreland, VA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Westmoreland 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 78 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Westmoreland County. Of that total, 73% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 57 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,945
Dependency0
Status642

Government of Westmoreland County, VA

County Seat: Montross
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1653
Total Square Miles: 253
2019 Population: 17,780
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: PO BOX 1000
County Courthouse
Montross , VA 22520-1000
http://www.westmoreland-county.org