Juvenile Delinquency in Macon, IL
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Macon 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 416 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Macon County. Of that total, 65% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 270 court cases. Another 35% were dependency cases that accounted for 146 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Macon County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Macon County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Macon County, IL
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|County Contact:|| 141 S Main St
County Office Building
Decatur , IL 62523-1200
Macon County, IL Courts
Macon County Circuit Court
Address: 253 East Wood Street, Decatur, IL 62526