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Juvenile Delinquency in Clinton, IL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Clinton 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 49 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Clinton County. Of that total, 76% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 37 court cases. Another 24% were dependency cases that accounted for 12 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Clinton County, IL

County Seat: Carlyle
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1824
Total Square Miles: 503
2019 Population: 37,614
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01

Clinton County, IL Courts