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Juvenile Delinquency in Lawrence, IL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Lawrence 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 18 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lawrence County. Of that total, 56% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 10 court cases. Another 44% were dependency cases that accounted for 8 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Lawrence County, IL

County Seat: Lawrenceville
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1821
Total Square Miles: 374
2019 Population: 16,168
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 1100 State St
County Courthouse
Lawrenceville , IL 62439-2341