Juvenile Delinquency in Mercer, MO
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Mercer County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Missouri often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 28 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Mercer County. Of that total, 29% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 8 court cases. Another 46% were dependency cases that accounted for 13 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Mercer County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Mercer County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Mercer County, MO
|Total Square Miles:||455|
|County Contact:|| 802 E Main St
Princeton , MO 64673-1240
Mercer County, MO Courts
Mercer County Circuit Court
Address: 802 E Main St, Princeton, MO 64673