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Juvenile Delinquency in Garfield, CO

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Garfield 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 133 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Garfield County. Of that total, 92% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 123 court cases. Another 8% were dependency cases that accounted for 10 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Garfield County, CO

County Seat: Glenwood Springs
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1883
Total Square Miles: 2,956
2019 Population: 59,118
Persons/Square Mile: 0.05

Garfield County, CO Courts