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Juvenile Delinquency in Mitchell, IA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Mitchell 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 15 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Mitchell County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 15 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Mitchell County, IA

County Seat: Osage
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1851
Total Square Miles: 470
2019 Population: 10,631
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04
County Contact: 117 Plaza Lane
County Courthouse
Osage , IA 50461-1835