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Juvenile Delinquency in Hancock, WV

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

In 2017, a total of 209 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Hancock County. Of that total, 40% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 84 court cases. Another 29% were dependency cases that accounted for 61 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency953
Dependency433
Status482

Government of Hancock County, WV

County Seat: New Cumberland
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1848
Total Square Miles: 88
2019 Population: 29,448
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: PO BOX 485
County Courthouse
New Cumberland , WV 26047-0485
http://www.hancockcountywv.org

Hancock County, WV Courts