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Juvenile Delinquency in Walton, FL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Walton 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 225 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Walton County. Of that total, 84% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 189 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency4,533
Dependency0
Status860

Government of Walton County, FL

County Seat: Defuniak Springs
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1824
Total Square Miles: 1,240
2019 Population: 68,376
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02

Walton County, FL Courts