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Juvenile Delinquency in Hancock, IL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Hancock 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 34 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Hancock County. Of that total, 53% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 18 court cases. Another 47% were dependency cases that accounted for 16 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Hancock County, IL

County Seat: Carthage
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1825
Total Square Miles: 814
2019 Population: 18,020
Persons/Square Mile: 0.05
County Contact: 500 Main St
County Courthouse
Carthage , IL 62321-1359