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Juvenile Delinquency in Braxton, WV

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

In 2017, a total of 82 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Braxton County. Of that total, 0% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 0 court cases. Another 100% were dependency cases that accounted for 82 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency205
Dependency545
Status120

Government of Braxton County, WV

County Seat: Sutton
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1836
Total Square Miles: 516
2019 Population: 14,237
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04
County Contact: PO BOX 486
County Courthouse
Sutton , WV 26601-0486
http://www.braxtoncounty.wv.gov/

Braxton County, WV Courts