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Juvenile Delinquency in Union, SD

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Union 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 39 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Union County. Of that total, 87% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 34 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency642
Dependency0
Status356

Government of Union County, SD

County Seat: Elk Point
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1862
Total Square Miles: 467
2019 Population: 15,029
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: 209 East Main St., Suite 200
County Courthouse
Elk Point , SD 57025-2327
http://www.unioncountysd.org

Union County, SD Courts