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Juvenile Delinquency in Howell, MO

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Howell 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 310 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Howell County. Of that total, 26% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 82 court cases. Another 17% were dependency cases that accounted for 52 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Howell County, MO

County Seat: West Plains
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1857
Total Square Miles: 928
2019 Population: 40,103
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 1 Courthouse
County Courthouse
West Plains , MO 65775-3400

Howell County, MO Courts