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Juvenile Delinquency in Stoddard, MO

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Stoddard 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 634 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Stoddard County. Of that total, 26% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 164 court cases. Another 46% were dependency cases that accounted for 293 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency4,241
Dependency4,017
Status2,933

Government of Stoddard County, MO

County Seat: Bloomfield
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1835
Total Square Miles: 829
2019 Population: 29,369
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: PO BOX 110
County Courthouse
Bloomfield , MO 63825-0110

Stoddard County, MO Courts