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Juvenile Delinquency in Palo Alto, IA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Palo Alto 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 39 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Palo Alto County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 39 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency417
Dependency120
Status10

Government of Palo Alto County, IA

County Seat: Emmetsburg
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1851
Total Square Miles: 569
2019 Population: 9,092
Persons/Square Mile: 0.06
County Contact: 1010 Broadway St
County Courthouse
Emmetsburg , IA 50536-2483
http://www.paloaltoiowa.com/