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Juvenile Delinquency in Ozark, MO

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Ozark 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 27 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Ozark County. Of that total, 41% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 11 court cases. Another 59% were dependency cases that accounted for 16 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency443
Dependency237
Status207

Government of Ozark County, MO

County Seat: Gainesville
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1841
Total Square Miles: 755
2019 Population: 9,186
Persons/Square Mile: 0.08