Juvenile Delinquency in Hughes, SD
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Hughes County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in South Dakota often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 146 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Hughes County. Of that total, 60% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 88 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Hughes County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Hughes County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Hughes County, SD
|Total Square Miles:||801|
|County Contact:|| 104 E Capitol Ave
Pierre , SD 57501-2567