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Juvenile Delinquency in Mcdowell, WV

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Mcdowell 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 151 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Mcdowell County. Of that total, 5% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 8 court cases. Another 91% were dependency cases that accounted for 137 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of McDowell County, WV

County Seat: Welch
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1858
Total Square Miles: 535
2019 Population: 18,456
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: 90 Wyoming St Ste 111
County Courthouse
Welch , WV 24801-2487

Mcdowell County, WV Courts