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Juvenile Delinquency in Cook, IL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Cook 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 5 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Cook County. Of that total, 80% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 4 court cases. Another 20% were dependency cases that accounted for 1 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Cook County, IL

County Seat: Chicago
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1831
Total Square Miles: 1,635
2019 Population: 5,211,263
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00

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