Juvenile Delinquency in Pendleton, WV
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Pendleton 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 23 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Pendleton County. Of that total, 26% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 6 court cases. Another 22% were dependency cases that accounted for 5 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Pendleton County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Pendleton County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Pendleton County, WV
|Total Square Miles:||698|
|County Contact:|| PO BOX 187
Franklin , WV 26807-0187