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Juvenile Delinquency in Scott, MO

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Scott 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 481 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Scott County. Of that total, 31% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 148 court cases. Another 49% were dependency cases that accounted for 238 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency7,617
Dependency1,511
Status4,570

Government of Scott County, MO

County Seat: Benton
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1821
Total Square Miles: 426
2019 Population: 38,541
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: PO BOX 188
County Courthouse
Benton , MO 63736-0188
http://www.scottcountymo.com

Scott County, MO Courts