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Juvenile Delinquency in Dawson, NE

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

In 2017, a total of 287 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Dawson County. Of that total, 64% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 185 court cases. Another 29% were dependency cases that accounted for 84 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency3,234
Dependency431
Status1,230

Government of Dawson County, NE

County Seat: Lexington
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1860
Total Square Miles: 1,019
2019 Population: 23,709
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04
County Contact: PO BOX 370
County Courthouse
Lexington , NE 68850-0370
http://www.dawsoncountyne.org/

Dawson County, NE Courts