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NCJ Number: 212116 Find in a Library
Title: West Virginia Juvenile Probation 1999 Annual Report
Author(s): Michele McKnight
Corporate Author: West Virginia Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Ctr
Division of Criminal Justice Services
United States of America
Date Published: October 2000
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
West Virginia Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Ctr
Charleston, WV 25301
Sale Source: West Virginia Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Ctr
Division of Criminal Justice Services
1204 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25301
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This West Virginia juvenile probation annual report offers statistics on juvenile cases handled by probation officers during 1999.
Abstract: During 1999, West Virginia juvenile probation officers handled 8,421 cases involving 6,811 juvenile offenders. Most juveniles were not detained prior to the disposition of their cases and the majority of juveniles had no prior delinquency or status offense history. Most of the cases in 1999 involved delinquency offenses, with the property offenses of assault and theft being the most frequently charged crimes followed by property damage offenses and drug violations. There were 2,088 juveniles charged with status offenses in 1999, with truancy being the most frequently charged status offense. During 1999, 5,431 delinquency cases were disposed; over two-thirds of status offenses and almost half of all delinquency cases were handled informally by the juvenile justice system. Thirty-one delinquency cases were transferred to adult criminal jurisdiction. Males were overrepresented among delinquent offenders (74.2 percent) and the majority of offenders were White (84.9 percent). Most of the juveniles involved in West Virginia’s juvenile justice system during 1999 resided at home with at least one parent at the time of the offense. Graphs, tables, maps
Main Term(s): Corrections annual reports; Juvenile probation statistics
Index Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention; State juvenile justice systems; Victims' compensation statistics; West Virginia
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