Juvenile Delinquency in Lancaster, NE
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Lancaster County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Nebraska often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 1449 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lancaster County. Of that total, 53% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 769 court cases. Another 23% were dependency cases that accounted for 337 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Lancaster County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Lancaster County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Lancaster County, NE
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|County Contact:|| 555 S 10Th St Rm 110
County City Building
Lincoln , NE 68508-2803