Juvenile Delinquency in Kenai Peninsula, AK
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Kenai Peninsula 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 168 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Kenai Peninsula County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 168 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Kenai Peninsula County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Kenai Peninsula County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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