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Juvenile Delinquency in Wetzel, WV

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Wetzel 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 63 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Wetzel County. Of that total, 37% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 23 court cases. Another 52% were dependency cases that accounted for 33 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency639
Dependency189
Status404

Government of Wetzel County, WV

County Seat: New Martinsville
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1846
Total Square Miles: 361
2019 Population: 15,437
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: PO BOX 156
County Courthouse
New Martinsville , WV 26155-0156
http://www.wetzelcounty.wv.gov