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Juvenile Delinquency in Polk, MO

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Polk 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 447 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Polk County. Of that total, 47% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 210 court cases. Another 30% were dependency cases that accounted for 136 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency3,886
Dependency2,644
Status1,635

Government of Polk County, MO

County Seat: Bolivar
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1835
Total Square Miles: 642
2019 Population: 31,794
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 102 E Broadway St Ste 11
County Courthouse
Bolivar , MO 65613-1687
http://www.polkcountymo.org/

Polk County, MO Courts