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Juvenile Delinquency in Otero, CO

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

In 2017, a total of 43 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Otero County. Of that total, 58% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 25 court cases. Another 42% were dependency cases that accounted for 18 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Otero County, CO

County Seat: La Junta
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1889
Total Square Miles: 1,270
2019 Population: 18,326
Persons/Square Mile: 0.07
County Contact: 13 W 3rd St
County Courthouse
La Junta , CO 81050-1536

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