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Juvenile Delinquency in Highlands, FL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Highlands 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 533 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Highlands County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 533 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Highlands County, FL

County Seat: Sebring
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1921
Total Square Miles: 1,106
2019 Population: 102,883
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 600 S Commerce Ave
County Courthouse
Sebring , FL 33870-3809

Highlands County, FL Courts