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Juvenile Delinquency in Cowlitz, WA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Cowlitz County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Washington often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 913 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Cowlitz County. Of that total, 47% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 433 court cases. Another 15% were dependency cases that accounted for 134 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency17,482
Dependency2,097
Status9,858

Government of Cowlitz County, WA

County Seat: Kelso
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1854
Total Square Miles: 1,166
2019 Population: 106,910
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 207 N 4Th Ave
County Administration Building
Kelso , WA 98626-4124
http://www.co.cowlitz.wa.us

Cowlitz County, WA Courts