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Juvenile Delinquency in Muscogee, GA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Muscogee 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 1192 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Muscogee County. Of that total, 70% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 831 court cases. Another 11% were dependency cases that accounted for 135 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Muscogee County, GA

County Seat: Columbus
Government Type: City-County Consolidation
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1826
Total Square Miles: 221
2019 Population: 194,058
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: PO BOX 1340
County Courthouse
Columbus , GA 31902-1340

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