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Juvenile Delinquency in Wyoming, WV

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Wyoming 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 146 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Wyoming County. Of that total, 8% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 11 court cases. Another 63% were dependency cases that accounted for 92 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Wyoming County, WV

County Seat: Pineville
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1850
Total Square Miles: 502
2019 Population: 21,210
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: PO BOX 309
County Courthouse
Pineville , WV 24874-0309

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