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Juvenile Delinquency in Murray, GA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Murray 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 266 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Murray County. Of that total, 25% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 67 court cases. Another 58% were dependency cases that accounted for 154 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Murray County, GA

County Seat: Chatsworth
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1832
Total Square Miles: 347
2019 Population: 39,782
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01

Murray County, GA Courts