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Juvenile Delinquency in Lyon, IA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Lyon 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 47 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lyon County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 47 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Lyon County, IA

County Seat: Rock Rapids
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1851
Total Square Miles: 588
2019 Population: 11,792
Persons/Square Mile: 0.05
County Contact: 206 S 2Nd Ave
County Courthouse
Rock Rapids , IA 51246-1538