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Juvenile Delinquency in Dawson, GA

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

In 2017, a total of 104 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Dawson County. Of that total, 38% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 39 court cases. Another 40% were dependency cases that accounted for 42 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,645
Dependency578
Status645

Government of Dawson County, GA

County Seat: Dawsonville
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1857
Total Square Miles: 214
2019 Population: 24,379
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01

Dawson County, GA Courts