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Juvenile Delinquency in Morton, KS

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Morton County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Kansas often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 6 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Morton County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 6 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency295
Dependency0
Status0

Government of Morton County, KS

County Seat: Elkhart
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1886
Total Square Miles: 730
2019 Population: 2,740
Persons/Square Mile: 0.27
County Contact: PO BOX 1116
County Courthouse
Elkhart , KS 67950-1116
http://www.mtcoks.com

Morton County, KS Courts