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Juvenile Delinquency in Benton, MO

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

In 2017, a total of 187 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Benton County. Of that total, 47% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 88 court cases. Another 31% were dependency cases that accounted for 58 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Benton County, MO

County Seat: Warsaw
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1835
Total Square Miles: 753
2019 Population: 19,074
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04
County Contact: PO BOX 1238
County Courthouse
Warsaw , MO 65355-1238

Benton County, MO Courts