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Juvenile Delinquency in Howard, NE

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Howard County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Nebraska often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 24 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Howard County. Of that total, 29% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 7 court cases. Another 71% were dependency cases that accounted for 17 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Howard County, NE

County Seat: Saint Paul
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1871
Total Square Miles: 576
2019 Population: 6,437
Persons/Square Mile: 0.09
County Contact: PO BOX 25
County Courthouse
Saint Paul , NE 68873-0025

Howard County, NE Courts