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Juvenile Delinquency in Lee, FL

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

In 2017, a total of 1762 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lee County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 1762 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency8,135
Dependency0
Status718

Government of Lee County, FL

County Seat: Fort Myers
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1887
Total Square Miles: 1,212
2019 Population: 739,224
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00

Lee County, FL Courts