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Juvenile Delinquency in Fayette, IL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Fayette 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 104 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Fayette County. Of that total, 55% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 57 court cases. Another 45% were dependency cases that accounted for 47 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Fayette County, IL

County Seat: Vandalia
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1821
Total Square Miles: 725
2019 Population: 21,784
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: 221 S 7Th St
County Courthouse
Vandalia , IL 62471-2755

Fayette County, IL Courts