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Juvenile Delinquency in Otter Tail, MN

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

In 2017, a total of 195 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Otter Tail County. Of that total, 80% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 156 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency4,075
Dependency0
Status1,469

Government of Otter Tail County, MN

County Seat: Fergus Falls
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1858
Total Square Miles: 2,225
2019 Population: 58,345
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04
County Contact: 515 W Fir Ave
County Courthouse
Fergus Falls , MN 56537-1364
http://www.co.otter-tail.mn.us

Otter Tail County, MN Courts