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Juvenile Delinquency in Hempstead, AR

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Hempstead 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 225 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Hempstead County. Of that total, 66% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 148 court cases. Another 7% were dependency cases that accounted for 16 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Hempstead County, AR

County Seat: Hope
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1818
Total Square Miles: 741
2019 Population: 21,861
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: 400 S Washington St
County Courthouse
Hope , AR 71801-5045

Hempstead County, AR Courts