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Juvenile Delinquency in Blount, AL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Blount County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Alabama often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 195 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Blount County. Of that total, 24% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 47 court cases. Another 22% were dependency cases that accounted for 42 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Blount County, AL

County Seat: Oneonta
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1818
Total Square Miles: 651
2019 Population: 58,013
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01

Blount County, AL Courts