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Juvenile Delinquency in Whitfield, GA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Whitfield 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 713 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Whitfield County. Of that total, 43% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 310 court cases. Another 38% were dependency cases that accounted for 274 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency11,724
Dependency6,483
Status5,267

Government of Whitfield County, GA

County Seat: Dalton
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1851
Total Square Miles: 291
2019 Population: 104,658
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 300 W Crawford Street
Administrative Building
Dalton , GA 30720-4206
http://www.whitfieldcountyga.com