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Juvenile Delinquency in Dent, MO

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Dent 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 117 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Dent County. Of that total, 44% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 52 court cases. Another 21% were dependency cases that accounted for 24 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,482
Dependency781
Status846

Government of Dent County, MO

County Seat: Salem
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1851
Total Square Miles: 755
2019 Population: 15,480
Persons/Square Mile: 0.05
County Contact: 400 N Main St
County Courthouse
Salem , MO 65560-1436
http://www.salemmo.com/county/DentCounty.asp

Dent County, MO Courts