Juvenile Delinquency in Mingo, WV
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Mingo 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 135 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Mingo County. Of that total, 8% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 11 court cases. Another 83% were dependency cases that accounted for 112 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Mingo County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Mingo County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Mingo County, WV
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Mingo County, WV Courts
Mingo County Courthouse
Address: 75 E 2nd Ave, Williamson, WV 25661