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Juvenile Delinquency in Washington, FL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Washington 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 51 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Washington County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 51 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency2,181
Dependency0
Status5

Government of Washington County, FL

County Seat: Chipley
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1825
Total Square Miles: 616
2019 Population: 24,567
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: 1331 South Blvd
County Courthouse
Chipley , FL 32428-2220
http://www.washingtonfl.com

Washington County, FL Courts