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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.

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency145
Dependency220
Status73

Government of Mercer County, MO

County Seat: Princeton
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1845
Total Square Miles: 455
2019 Population: 3,678
Persons/Square Mile: 0.12
County Contact: 802 E Main St
County Courthouse
Princeton , MO 64673-1240

Mercer County, MO Courts