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Juvenile Delinquency in Greene, AR

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Greene 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 228 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Greene County. Of that total, 32% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 74 court cases. Another 12% were dependency cases that accounted for 28 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,465
Dependency1,373
Status2,739

Government of Greene County, AR

County Seat: Paragould
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1833
Total Square Miles: 580
2019 Population: 45,053
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 320 W Court St
County Courthouse
Paragould , AR 72450-4300
http://greenecounty.arkansas.gov/

Greene County, AR Courts