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Juvenile Delinquency in Jersey, IL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Jersey County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Illinois often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 53 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Jersey County. Of that total, 77% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 41 court cases. Another 23% were dependency cases that accounted for 12 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Jersey County, IL

County Seat: Jerseyville
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1839
Total Square Miles: 377
2019 Population: 21,941
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 201 W Pearl St
County Courthouse
Jerseyville , IL 62052-1662