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Juvenile Delinquency in Piatt, IL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Piatt 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 33 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Piatt County. Of that total, 55% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 18 court cases. Another 45% were dependency cases that accounted for 15 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Piatt County, IL

County Seat: Monticello
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1841
Total Square Miles: 439
2019 Population: 16,445
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: 101 W Washington St
County Courthouse
Monticello , IL 61856-1672