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Juvenile Delinquency in Louisa, IA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Louisa 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 52 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Louisa County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 52 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency947
Dependency69
Status16

Government of Louisa County, IA

County Seat: Wapello
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1836
Total Square Miles: 418
2019 Population: 11,184
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04
County Contact: PO Box 186
County Courthouse
Wapello , IA 52653-1547
http://www.louisacountyiowa.org