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Juvenile Delinquency in Jackson, AL

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

In 2017, a total of 366 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Jackson County. Of that total, 20% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 73 court cases. Another 43% were dependency cases that accounted for 157 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Jackson County, AL

County Seat: Scottsboro
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1819
Total Square Miles: 1,127
2019 Population: 51,909
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 102 E Laurel St
County Courthouse
Scottsboro , AL 35768-1860

Jackson County, AL Courts