Juvenile Delinquency in Pettis, MO
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Pettis 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 492 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Pettis County. Of that total, 49% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 239 court cases. Another 10% were dependency cases that accounted for 47 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Pettis County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Pettis County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Pettis County, MO
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|County Contact:|| 415 S Ohio Ave
Sedalia , MO 65301-4435
Pettis County, MO Courts
Pettis County Circuit Court
Address: 415 S Ohio Ave. Ste. 324, Sedalia, MO 65301