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Juvenile Delinquency in Houston, AL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Houston 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 683 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Houston County. Of that total, 70% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 481 court cases. Another 2% were dependency cases that accounted for 14 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency12,605
Dependency108
Status5,397

Government of Houston County, AL

County Seat: Dothan
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1903
Total Square Miles: 582
2019 Population: 104,346
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01

Houston County, AL Courts