Juvenile Delinquency in Buchanan, MO
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Buchanan 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 856 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Buchanan County. Of that total, 52% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 448 court cases. Another 13% were dependency cases that accounted for 110 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Buchanan County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Buchanan County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Buchanan County, MO
|County Seat:||Saint Joseph|
|Total Square Miles:||415|
|County Contact:|| 411 Jules St
Saint Joseph , MO 64501-1731
Buchanan County, MO Courts
Buchanan County Circuit Court
Address: 411 Jules St Rm 331, Saint Joseph, MO 64501