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Juvenile Delinquency in Preston, WV

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Preston 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 141 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Preston County. Of that total, 12% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 17 court cases. Another 62% were dependency cases that accounted for 87 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency296
Dependency443
Status438

Government of Preston County, WV

County Seat: Kingwood
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1818
Total Square Miles: 651
2019 Population: 33,679
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 106 W Main St
County Courthouse
Kingwood , WV 26537-1131
http://www.prestoncountywv.org/

Preston County, WV Courts