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Juvenile Delinquency in Hickory, MO

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Hickory 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 64 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Hickory County. Of that total, 50% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 32 court cases. Another 23% were dependency cases that accounted for 15 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency625
Dependency447
Status293

Government of Hickory County, MO

County Seat: Hermitage
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1845
Total Square Miles: 412
2019 Population: 9,475
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04

Hickory County, MO Courts