Juvenile Delinquency in Lafayette, MO
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Lafayette 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 263 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lafayette County. Of that total, 54% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 142 court cases. Another 3% were dependency cases that accounted for 8 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Lafayette County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Lafayette County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Lafayette County, MO
|Total Square Miles:||639|
|County Contact:|| 1001 Main St
Lexington , MO 64067-1344
Lafayette County, MO Courts
Lafayette County Circuit Court
Address: Po Box 10, Lexington, MO 64067