Juvenile Delinquency in Okaloosa, FL
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Okaloosa County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Florida often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 835 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Okaloosa County. Of that total, 85% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 712 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Okaloosa County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Okaloosa County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Okaloosa County, FL
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Okaloosa County, FL Courts
Okaloosa County FL Courthouse
Address: 101 E. James Lee Boulevard, Crestview, FL 32536