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Juvenile Delinquency in Clarke, GA

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

In 2017, a total of 1070 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Clarke County. Of that total, 49% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 520 court cases. Another 27% were dependency cases that accounted for 286 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency11,575
Dependency3,156
Status5,009

Government of Clarke County, GA

County Seat: Athens
Government Type: City-County Consolidation
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1801
Total Square Miles: 121
2019 Population: 127,064
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00