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Juvenile Delinquency in Des Moines, IA

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

In 2017, a total of 346 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Des Moines County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 346 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Des Moines County, IA

County Seat: Burlington
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1834
Total Square Miles: 430
2019 Population: 39,417
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 513 N Main St
County Courthouse
Burlington , IA 52601-5221