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Juvenile Delinquency in Richland, IL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Richland 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 68 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Richland County. Of that total, 74% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 50 court cases. Another 26% were dependency cases that accounted for 18 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Richland County, IL

County Seat: Olney
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1841
Total Square Miles: 362
2019 Population: 15,901
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 103 W Main St
County Courthouse
Olney , IL 62450-2170

Richland County, IL Courts