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Juvenile Delinquency in Clay, AR

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

In 2017, a total of 71 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Clay County. Of that total, 46% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 33 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency852
Dependency340
Status726

Government of Clay County, AR

County Seat: Piggott and Corning
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1873
Total Square Miles: 641
2019 Population: 14,920
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04
County Contact: PO BOX 385
County Courthouse
Piggott , AR 72454-0385
http://claycounty.arkansas.gov/

Clay County, AR Courts