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Juvenile Delinquency in Baxter, AR

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Baxter County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Arkansas often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 259 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Baxter County. Of that total, 46% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 119 court cases. Another 24% were dependency cases that accounted for 61 of the juvenile cases.

A lot of counties, including, Baxter County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Baxter County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,766
Dependency701
Status1,351

Government of Baxter County, AR

County Seat: Mountain Home
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1873
Total Square Miles: 587
2019 Population: 41,355
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 1 E 7Th St
County Courthouse
Mountain Home , AR 72653-4409
http://www.baxtercounty.org

Baxter County, AR Courts