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Juvenile Delinquency in New Madrid, MO

Unfortunately, in many areas of the New Madrid 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 315 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of New Madrid County. Of that total, 17% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 52 court cases. Another 38% were dependency cases that accounted for 120 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency3,112
Dependency1,000
Status2,069

Government of New Madrid County, MO

County Seat: New Madrid
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1812
Total Square Miles: 697
2019 Population: 17,582
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04
County Contact: PO BOX 68
County Courthouse
New Madrid , MO 63869-0068
http://www.new-madrid.mo.us/

New Madrid County, MO Courts