Juvenile Delinquency in Ritchie, WV
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Ritchie 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 55 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Ritchie County. Of that total, 18% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 10 court cases. Another 53% were dependency cases that accounted for 29 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Ritchie County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Ritchie County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Ritchie County, WV
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|County Contact:|| 115 E Main St Rm 201
Harrisville , WV 26362-1271