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Juvenile Delinquency in Spink, SD

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Spink 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 25 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Spink County. Of that total, 52% 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, Spink County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Spink County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency293
Dependency0
Status155

Government of Spink County, SD

County Seat: Redfield
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1873
Total Square Miles: 1,510
2019 Population: 6,410
Persons/Square Mile: 0.24
County Contact: 210 E 7Th Ave
County Courthouse
Redfield , SD 57469-1283
http://www.spinkcounty-sd.org/