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Juvenile Delinquency in Union, IA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Union 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 56 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Union County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 56 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Union County, IA

County Seat: Creston
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1851
Total Square Miles: 426
2019 Population: 12,450
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: 300 N Pine St
County Courthouse
Creston , IA 50801-2400