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Juvenile Delinquency in Sharp, AR

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Sharp 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 151 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Sharp County. Of that total, 44% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 66 court cases. Another 6% were dependency cases that accounted for 9 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Sharp County, AR

County Seat: Ash Flat
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1868
Total Square Miles: 606
2019 Population: 17,393
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: 718 Ash Flat Dr
County Courthouse
Ash Flat , AR 72513-9103

Sharp County, AR Courts