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Juvenile Delinquency in Macoupin, IL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Macoupin 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 83 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Macoupin County. Of that total, 64% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 53 court cases. Another 36% were dependency cases that accounted for 30 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Macoupin County, IL

County Seat: Carlinville
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1829
Total Square Miles: 868
2019 Population: 45,446
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02