Juvenile Delinquency in Lake, SD
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Lake 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 22 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lake County. Of that total, 59% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 13 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Lake County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Lake County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Lake County, SD
|Total Square Miles:||575|
|County Contact:|| 200 E Center St
Madison , SD 57042-2941