Juvenile Delinquency in Pennington, SD
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Pennington 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 845 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Pennington County. Of that total, 53% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 452 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Pennington County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Pennington County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Pennington County, SD
|County Seat:||Rapid City|
|Total Square Miles:||2,784|
Pennington County, SD Courts
Pennington County Circuit Court
Address: 315 St Joseph St #5, Rapid City, SD 57709