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Juvenile Delinquency in Mason, IL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Mason 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 37 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Mason County. Of that total, 65% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 24 court cases. Another 35% were dependency cases that accounted for 13 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Mason County, IL

County Seat: Havana
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1841
Total Square Miles: 563
2019 Population: 13,715
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04
County Contact: PO BOX 77
County Courthouse
Havana , IL 62644-0077