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Juvenile Delinquency in Watonwan, MN

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

In 2017, a total of 85 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Watonwan County. Of that total, 74% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 63 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Watonwan County, MN

County Seat: Saint James
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1860
Total Square Miles: 440
2019 Population: 10,840
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04
County Contact: 710 2Nd Ave S
PO Box 518
Saint James , MN 56081-1741

Watonwan County, MN Courts