Juvenile Delinquency in Yankton, SD
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Yankton 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 160 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Yankton County. Of that total, 74% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 118 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Yankton County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Yankton County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Yankton County, SD
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Yankton County, SD Courts
Yankton County Magistrate Court
Address: 410 Walnut Street Suite 205, Yankton, SD 57078