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Juvenile Delinquency in Lawrence, SD

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

In 2017, a total of 93 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lawrence County. Of that total, 70% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 65 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,232
Dependency0
Status378

Government of Lawrence County, SD

County Seat: Deadwood
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1875
Total Square Miles: 800
2019 Population: 25,429
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03

Lawrence County, SD Courts