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Juvenile Delinquency in Cedar, NE

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Cedar County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Nebraska often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 23 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Cedar County. Of that total, 78% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 18 court cases. Another 22% were dependency cases that accounted for 5 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency189
Dependency40
Status72

Government of Cedar County, NE

County Seat: Hartington
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1855
Total Square Miles: 746
2019 Population: 8,530
Persons/Square Mile: 0.09
County Contact: PO BOX 47
County Courthouse
Hartington , NE 68739-0047
http://www.co.cedar.ne.us/