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Juvenile Delinquency in Butte, SD

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Butte County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in South Dakota often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 69 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Butte County. Of that total, 77% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 53 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency768
Dependency0
Status184

Government of Butte County, SD

County Seat: Belle Fourche
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1883
Total Square Miles: 2,266
2019 Population: 10,107
Persons/Square Mile: 0.22
County Contact: 839 5Th Ave
County Courthouse
Belle Fourche , SD 57717-1729
https://www.buttesd.org/

Butte County, SD Courts