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Juvenile Delinquency in Lucas, IA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Lucas 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 96 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lucas County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 96 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Lucas County, IA

County Seat: Chariton
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1846
Total Square Miles: 434
2019 Population: 8,534
Persons/Square Mile: 0.05
County Contact: 916 Braden Ave
County Courthouse
Chariton , IA 50049-1700