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Juvenile Delinquency in Denver, CO

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

In 2017, a total of 172 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Denver County. Of that total, 1% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 1 court cases. Another 99% were dependency cases that accounted for 171 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Denver County, CO

County Seat: Denver
Government Type: City-County Consolidation
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1901
Total Square Miles: 155
2019 Population: 704,621
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 1437 Bannock St
City And County Building
Denver , CO 80202-5337

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