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Juvenile Delinquency in Summers, WV

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Summers 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 54 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Summers County. Of that total, 20% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 11 court cases. Another 80% were dependency cases that accounted for 43 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Summers County, WV

County Seat: Hinton
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1871
Total Square Miles: 368
2019 Population: 12,993
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: 120 Ballengee St
Po Box 97
Hinton , WV 25951-2469