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Juvenile Delinquency in Jefferson, AR

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Jefferson 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 893 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Jefferson County. Of that total, 38% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 340 court cases. Another 17% were dependency cases that accounted for 148 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency9,466
Dependency3,143
Status6,848

Government of Jefferson County, AR

County Seat: Pine Bluff
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1829
Total Square Miles: 914
2019 Population: 69,115
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 101 E Barraque St
County Courthouse
Pine Bluff , AR 71601-4301
http://jeffersoncounty.arkansas.gov/

Jefferson County, AR Courts