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Juvenile Delinquency in Pottawattamie, IA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Pottawattamie 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 465 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Pottawattamie County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 465 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency11,083
Dependency1,207
Status78

Government of Pottawattamie County, IA

County Seat: Council Bluffs
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1848
Total Square Miles: 959
2019 Population: 93,386
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 227 S 6Th St
County Courthouse
Council Bluffs , IA 51501-4269
https://pottcounty-ia.gov/