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Juvenile Delinquency in Marshall, WV

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Marshall 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 117 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Marshall County. Of that total, 56% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 65 court cases. Another 35% were dependency cases that accounted for 41 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Marshall County, WV

County Seat: Moundsville
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1835
Total Square Miles: 312
2019 Population: 31,190
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01

Marshall County, WV Courts