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Juvenile Delinquency in Nicholas, WV

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Nicholas 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 282 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Nicholas County. Of that total, 3% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 9 court cases. Another 65% were dependency cases that accounted for 182 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Nicholas County, WV

County Seat: Summersville
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1818
Total Square Miles: 654
2019 Population: 25,043
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: 700 Main St Ste 1
County Courthouse
Summersville , WV 26651-1444

Nicholas County, WV Courts