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Juvenile Delinquency in Dougherty, GA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Dougherty 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 554 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Dougherty County. Of that total, 82% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 452 court cases. Another 13% were dependency cases that accounted for 70 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Dougherty County, GA

County Seat: Albany
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1853
Total Square Miles: 335
2019 Population: 89,502
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: PO BOX 1827
County Courthouse
Albany , GA 31702-1827

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