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.
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Government of Howard County, AR
|Total Square Miles:||595|
|County Contact:|| 421 N Main St
Nashville , AR 71852-2007