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Juvenile Delinquency in Livingston, IL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Livingston 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 43 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Livingston County. Of that total, 70% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 30 court cases. Another 30% were dependency cases that accounted for 13 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Livingston County, IL

County Seat: Pontiac
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1837
Total Square Miles: 1,046
2019 Population: 36,518
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: 112 W Madison St
County Courthouse
Pontiac , IL 61764-1800