Juvenile Delinquency in Upshur, WV
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Upshur 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 41 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Upshur County. Of that total, 44% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 18 court cases. Another 56% were dependency cases that accounted for 23 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Upshur County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Upshur County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Upshur County, WV
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Upshur County, WV Courts
Upshur County Courthouse
Address: 40 West Main Street, Buckhannon, WV 26201