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Juvenile Delinquency in Chatham, GA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Chatham County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Georgia often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 1413 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Chatham County. Of that total, 68% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 961 court cases. Another 12% were dependency cases that accounted for 166 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency7,822
Dependency7,093
Status7,932

Government of Chatham County, GA

County Seat: Savannah
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1777
Total Square Miles: 632
2019 Population: 290,501
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00

Chatham County, GA Courts