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Juvenile Delinquency in Pleasants, WV

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Pleasants 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 72 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Pleasants County. Of that total, 15% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 11 court cases. Another 35% were dependency cases that accounted for 25 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Pleasants County, WV

County Seat: Saint Marys
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1851
Total Square Miles: 135
2019 Population: 7,512
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 301 Court Ln Ste 101
County Courthouse
Saint Marys , WV 26170-1317