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Juvenile Delinquency in Mahaska, IA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Mahaska 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 87 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Mahaska County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 87 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Mahaska County, IA

County Seat: Oskaloosa
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1843
Total Square Miles: 573
2019 Population: 22,235
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: 106 S 1St St
County Courthouse
Oskaloosa , IA 52577-3101