Juvenile Delinquency in Craighead, AR
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Craighead 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 564 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Craighead County. Of that total, 36% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 202 court cases. Another 22% were dependency cases that accounted for 124 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Craighead County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Craighead County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Craighead County, AR
|County Seat:||Jonesboro and Lake City|
|Total Square Miles:||713|
|County Contact:|| 511 Union St
Jonesboro , AR 72401-2833