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Juvenile Delinquency in Okeechobee, FL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Okeechobee 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 184 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Okeechobee County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 184 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency5,938
Dependency0
Status21

Government of Okeechobee County, FL

County Seat: Okeechobee
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1917
Total Square Miles: 892
2019 Population: 41,605
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 304 Nw 2Nd St
County Courthouse
Okeechobee , FL 34972-4146
http://www.co.okeechobee.fl.us

Okeechobee County, FL Courts