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Juvenile Delinquency in Polk, FL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Polk 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 3 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Polk County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 3 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency82
Dependency0
Status815

Government of Polk County, FL

County Seat: Bartow
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1861
Total Square Miles: 2,011
2019 Population: 686,483
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: PO BOX 9005
County Courthouse
Bartow , FL 33831-9005
https://www.polk-county.net/

Polk County, FL Courts