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Juvenile Delinquency in Christian, IL

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

In 2017, a total of 55 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Christian County. Of that total, 71% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 39 court cases. Another 20% were dependency cases that accounted for 11 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Christian County, IL

County Seat: Taylorville
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1839
Total Square Miles: 716
2019 Population: 33,102
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02

Christian County, IL Courts