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Juvenile Delinquency in Union, AR

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Union 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 166 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Union County. Of that total, 36% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 60 court cases. Another 36% were dependency cases that accounted for 59 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency2,578
Dependency568
Status1,434

Government of Union County, AR

County Seat: El Dorado
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1829
Total Square Miles: 1,055
2019 Population: 39,449
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: 101 N Washington Ave
County Courthouse
El Dorado , AR 71730-5633
http://unioncountyar.com/

Union County, AR Courts