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Juvenile Delinquency in Etowah, AL

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

In 2017, a total of 356 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Etowah County. Of that total, 46% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 165 court cases. Another 4% were dependency cases that accounted for 15 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Etowah County, AL

County Seat: Gadsden
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1866
Total Square Miles: 549
2019 Population: 102,755
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01

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