Complaints filed against juveniles by offense type in North Carolina

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Definitions: The total number of undisciplined and delinquent complaints filed against juveniles.
A delinquent complaint refers to the charging of an offense, including violation of motor vehicle laws, that would be a crime under state law or an ordinance of local government if committed by an adult.

Class A-E include offenses classified as violent and are considered felonies.
Class F-I, A1 include offenses classified as serious and are considered misdemeanors.
Class 1-3 include offenses classified as minor and are considered misdemeanors.

Data Source: North Carolina Juvenile Justice Section: Juvenile Crime Prevention Council County Data Book.

Footnotes: Juveniles may be duplicated when complaints are filed in multiple counties, or for multiple offenses.

North Carolina's juvenile justice system jurisdiction extends to youth ages 6-17 charged with status/undisciplined offenses and juveniles ages 6-15 charged with misdemeanors and felonies. Youth ages 16 and older charged with misdemeanors or felonies are prosecuted in adult courts.

Last updated August 2022.