Juvenile Delinquency in Gwinnett, GA
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Gwinnett 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 1837 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Gwinnett County. Of that total, 33% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 613 court cases. Another 17% were dependency cases that accounted for 304 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Gwinnett County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Gwinnett County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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