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Juvenile Delinquency in Chaffee, CO

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

In 2017, a total of 35 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Chaffee County. Of that total, 83% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 29 court cases. Another 17% were dependency cases that accounted for 6 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Chaffee County, CO

County Seat: Salida
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1861
Total Square Miles: 1,015
2019 Population: 19,638
Persons/Square Mile: 0.05
County Contact: PO BOX 699
County Courthouse
Salida , CO 81201-0699

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