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Juvenile Delinquency in Clay, MO

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Clay 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 941 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Clay County. Of that total, 55% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 517 court cases. Another 31% were dependency cases that accounted for 294 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency17,032
Dependency4,586
Status4,212

Government of Clay County, MO

County Seat: Liberty
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1822
Total Square Miles: 409
2019 Population: 242,874
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 1 Courthouse Sq
County Courthouse
Liberty , MO 64068-2365
https://www.claycountymo.gov/

Clay County, MO Courts