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Juvenile Delinquency in Howard, AR

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Howard 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 51 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Howard County. Of that total, 47% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 24 court cases. Another 14% were dependency cases that accounted for 7 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,028
Dependency247
Status400

Government of Howard County, AR

County Seat: Nashville
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1873
Total Square Miles: 595
2019 Population: 13,478
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04
County Contact: 421 N Main St
County Courthouse
Nashville , AR 71852-2007
http://howardcounty.arkansas.gov

Howard County, AR Courts