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Juvenile Delinquency in Shawnee, KS

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Shawnee 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 246 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Shawnee County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 246 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency7,703
Dependency0
Status0

Government of Shawnee County, KS

County Seat: Topeka
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1855
Total Square Miles: 556
2019 Population: 178,187
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 200 Se 7Th St
County Courthouse
Topeka , KS 66603-3922
http://www.co.shawnee.ks.us/

Shawnee County, KS Courts