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Juvenile Delinquency in Clay, IL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Clay 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 22 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Clay County. Of that total, 77% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 17 court cases. Another 23% were dependency cases that accounted for 5 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Clay County, IL

County Seat: Louisville
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1824
Total Square Miles: 470
2019 Population: 13,269
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04
County Contact: PO BOX 160
County Courthouse
Louisville , IL 62858-0160

Clay County, IL Courts