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Juvenile Delinquency in Worth, IA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Worth 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 13 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Worth County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 13 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Worth County, IA

County Seat: Northwood
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1851
Total Square Miles: 402
2019 Population: 7,469
Persons/Square Mile: 0.05
County Contact: 1000 Central Ave
County Courthouse
Northwood , IA 50459-1539