Juvenile Delinquency in Fairbanks North Star, AK
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Fairbanks North Star County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Alaska often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 245 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Fairbanks North Star County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 245 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Fairbanks North Star County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Fairbanks North Star County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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