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Juvenile Delinquency in Merrick, NE

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Merrick 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 51 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Merrick County. Of that total, 69% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 35 court cases. Another 31% were dependency cases that accounted for 16 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Merrick County, NE

County Seat: Central City
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1858
Total Square Miles: 494
2019 Population: 7,882
Persons/Square Mile: 0.06
County Contact: PO BOX 27
County Courthouse
Central City , NE 68826-0027