Juvenile Delinquency in Mcdonald, MO
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Mcdonald 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 187 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Mcdonald County. Of that total, 36% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 68 court cases. Another 34% were dependency cases that accounted for 63 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Mcdonald County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Mcdonald County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of McDonald County, MO
|Total Square Miles:||540|
|County Contact:|| PO BOX 665
Pineville , MO 64856-0665
Mcdonald County, MO Courts
Mcdonald County Circuit Court
Address: Po Box 157, Pineville, MO 64856