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Juvenile Delinquency in Marion, IL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Marion 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 190 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Marion County. Of that total, 65% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 123 court cases. Another 31% were dependency cases that accounted for 58 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Marion County, IL

County Seat: Salem
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1823
Total Square Miles: 576
2019 Population: 37,902
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 100 E Main St
County Courthouse
Salem , IL 62881-2949