Juvenile Delinquency in Whatcom, WA
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Whatcom County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Washington often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 837 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Whatcom County. Of that total, 53% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 442 court cases. Another 16% were dependency cases that accounted for 131 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Whatcom County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Whatcom County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Whatcom County, WA
|Total Square Miles:||2,503|
|County Contact:|| 311 Grand Ave
Bellingham , WA 98225-4048