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Juvenile Delinquency in Lawrence, AR

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Lawrence 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 138 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lawrence County. Of that total, 31% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 43 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Lawrence County, AR

County Seat: Walnut Ridge
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1815
Total Square Miles: 592
2019 Population: 16,525
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04
County Contact: 315 W Main St
County Courthouse
Walnut Ridge , AR 72476-1936

Lawrence County, AR Courts