Juvenile Delinquency in Hampshire, WV
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Hampshire County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in West Virginia often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 145 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Hampshire County. Of that total, 32% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 46 court cases. Another 65% were dependency cases that accounted for 94 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Hampshire County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Hampshire County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Hampshire County, WV
|Total Square Miles:||645|
|County Contact:|| PO BOX 806
Romney , WV 26757-0806