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Juvenile Delinquency in Benton, AR

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

In 2017, a total of 1242 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Benton County. Of that total, 52% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 645 court cases. Another 15% were dependency cases that accounted for 187 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Benton County, AR

County Seat: Bentonville
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1836
Total Square Miles: 884
2019 Population: 266,300
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 215 E Central Ave
County Administration Building
Bentonville , AR 72712-5395

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