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Juvenile Delinquency in Polk, AR

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Polk County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Arkansas often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 41 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Polk County. Of that total, 44% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 18 court cases. Another 24% were dependency cases that accounted for 10 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Polk County, AR

County Seat: Mena
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1844
Total Square Miles: 862
2019 Population: 20,118
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04
County Contact: 507 Church Ave
County Courthouse
Mena , AR 71953-3257

Polk County, AR Courts