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Juvenile Delinquency in Knox, IL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Knox 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 139 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Knox County. Of that total, 64% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 89 court cases. Another 36% were dependency cases that accounted for 50 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Knox County, IL

County Seat: Galesburg
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1825
Total Square Miles: 720
2019 Population: 50,638
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 200 S Cherry St
County Courthouse
Galesburg , IL 61401-4912

Knox County, IL Courts