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Juvenile Delinquency in Fayette, IA

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

In 2017, a total of 116 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Fayette County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 116 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,653
Dependency153
Status45

Government of Fayette County, IA

County Seat: West Union
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1837
Total Square Miles: 731
2019 Population: 19,796
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04