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Juvenile Delinquency in Shelby, AL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Shelby 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 934 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Shelby County. Of that total, 25% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 233 court cases. Another 38% were dependency cases that accounted for 356 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency8,457
Dependency2,738
Status8,273

Government of Shelby County, AL

County Seat: Columbiana
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1818
Total Square Miles: 810
2019 Population: 213,605
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: PO BOX 467
County Administration Building
Columbiana , AL 35051-0467
https://www.shelbyal.com/

Shelby County, AL Courts