Juvenile Delinquency in Lonoke, AR
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Lonoke 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 381 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lonoke County. Of that total, 42% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 160 court cases. Another 51% were dependency cases that accounted for 196 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Lonoke County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Lonoke County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Lonoke County, AR
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|County Contact:|| 301 N Center St
Lonoke , AR 72086-2892