Juvenile Delinquency in Lincoln, WV
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Lincoln 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 158 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lincoln County. Of that total, 18% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 29 court cases. Another 66% were dependency cases that accounted for 105 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Lincoln County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Lincoln County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Lincoln County, WV
|Total Square Miles:||439|
|County Contact:|| PO BOX 497
Hamlin , WV 25523-0497
Lincoln County, WV Courts
Boone County Courthouse
Address: 200 State Street, Madison, WV 25130