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Juvenile Delinquency in Houston, GA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Houston 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 1125 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Houston County. Of that total, 55% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 618 court cases. Another 25% were dependency cases that accounted for 280 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Houston County, GA

County Seat: Perry
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1821
Total Square Miles: 380
2019 Population: 153,479
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00

Houston County, GA Courts