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Juvenile Delinquency in Jackson, MO

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Jackson 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 2660 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Jackson County. Of that total, 40% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 1075 court cases. Another 57% were dependency cases that accounted for 1509 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Jackson County, MO

County Seat: Kansas City and Independence
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1826
Total Square Miles: 616
2019 Population: 698,895
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 415 E 12Th St
County Courthouse
Kansas City , MO 64106-2706

Jackson County, MO Courts