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Juvenile Delinquency in Polk, IA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Polk 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 498 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Polk County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 498 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency8,540
Dependency2,595
Status105

Government of Polk County, IA

County Seat: Des Moines
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1846
Total Square Miles: 592
2019 Population: 481,830
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 111 Court Ave
County Administrative Office Bldg.
Des Moines , IA 50309-2218
https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/