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Juvenile Delinquency in Chariton, MO

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Chariton 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 149 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Chariton County. Of that total, 5% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 7 court cases. Another 19% were dependency cases that accounted for 28 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Chariton County, MO

County Seat: Keytesville
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1820
Total Square Miles: 767
2019 Population: 7,480
Persons/Square Mile: 0.10
County Contact: 306 S Cherry St
County Courthouse
Keytesville , MO 65261-1026