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Juvenile Delinquency in Pike, AR

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Pike 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 38 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Pike County. Of that total, 58% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 22 court cases. Another 16% were dependency cases that accounted for 6 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Pike County, AR

County Seat: Murfreesboro
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1833
Total Square Miles: 614
2019 Population: 10,726
Persons/Square Mile: 0.06
County Contact: PO BOX 219
County Courthouse
Murfreesboro , AR 71958-0219

Pike County, AR Courts