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Juvenile Delinquency in Meade, SD

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Meade 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 118 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Meade County. Of that total, 64% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 75 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,301
Dependency0
Status360

Government of Meade County, SD

County Seat: Sturgis
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1889
Total Square Miles: 3,483
2019 Population: 28,018
Persons/Square Mile: 0.12

Meade County, SD Courts