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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.

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency8,143
Dependency671
Status5,204

Government of Pettis County, MO

County Seat: Sedalia
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1833
Total Square Miles: 686
2019 Population: 42,558
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 415 S Ohio Ave
County Courthouse
Sedalia , MO 65301-4435
http://www.pettiscomo.com

Pettis County, MO Courts