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Juvenile Delinquency in Boone, IL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Boone County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Illinois often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 126 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Boone County. Of that total, 63% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 79 court cases. Another 29% were dependency cases that accounted for 37 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Boone County, IL

County Seat: Belvidere
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1837
Total Square Miles: 282
2019 Population: 53,513
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01

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