Juvenile Delinquency in Barton, MO
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Barton County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Missouri often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 159 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Barton County. Of that total, 26% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 42 court cases. Another 12% were dependency cases that accounted for 19 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Barton County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Barton County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Barton County, MO
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|County Contact:|| 1004 Gulf St
Lamar , MO 64759-1466
Barton County, MO Courts
Barton County Circuit Court
Address: 1004 Gulf Rm 204, Lamar, MO 64759