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Juvenile Delinquency in Ohio, WV

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Ohio County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in West Virginia often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 202 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Ohio County. Of that total, 24% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 48 court cases. Another 71% were dependency cases that accounted for 143 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency2,469
Dependency925
Status2,468

Government of Ohio County, WV

County Seat: Wheeling
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1776
Total Square Miles: 109
2019 Population: 42,035
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 1500 Chapline St
City County Building
Wheeling , WV 26003-3553
http://www.ohiocounty.wv.gov

Ohio County, WV Courts