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Juvenile Delinquency in Marengo, AL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Marengo 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 86 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Marengo County. Of that total, 72% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 62 court cases. Another 13% were dependency cases that accounted for 11 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Marengo County, AL

County Seat: Linden
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1818
Total Square Miles: 983
2019 Population: 19,375
Persons/Square Mile: 0.05
County Contact: PO BOX 480715
County Courthouse
Linden , AL 36748-0715

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