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Juvenile Delinquency in Clayton, IA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Clayton County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Iowa often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 21 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Clayton County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 21 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency648
Dependency75
Status12

Government of Clayton County, IA

County Seat: Elkader
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1837
Total Square Miles: 793
2019 Population: 17,637
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04
County Contact: PO BOX 416
County Courthouse
Elkader , IA 52043-0416
http://www.claytoncountyiowa.net