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Juvenile Delinquency in Bay, FL

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

In 2017, a total of 1027 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Bay County. Of that total, 99% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 1018 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency17,756
Dependency0
Status2,085

Government of Bay County, FL

County Seat: Panama City
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1913
Total Square Miles: 1,033
2019 Population: 183,563
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 840 W 11Th St
County Courthouse
Panama City , FL 32401-2336
http://www.co.bay.fl.us

Bay County, FL Courts