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Juvenile delinquency in North Carolina

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The number and rate per 1,000 juveniles age 6 to 15 with delinquent complaints received by court services offices.


North Carolina's juvenile justice system jurisdiction extends to youth age 6 to17 charged with status/undisciplined offenses and juveniles age 6 to 15 charged with misdemeanors and felonies. Youth age 16 and older charged with misdemeanors or felonies are prosecuted in adult courts.

Data accessed August 2022.

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August 2022