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Juvenile Delinquency in Carter, MO

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Carter 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 34 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Carter County. Of that total, 24% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 8 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Carter County, MO

County Seat: Van Buren
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1859
Total Square Miles: 509
2019 Population: 6,169
Persons/Square Mile: 0.08
County Contact: PO BOX 517
County Courthouse
Van Buren , MO 63965-0517

Carter County, MO Courts