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Juvenile Delinquency in Sangamon, IL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Sangamon 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 678 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Sangamon County. Of that total, 47% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 322 court cases. Another 51% were dependency cases that accounted for 345 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Sangamon County, IL

County Seat: Springfield
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1821
Total Square Miles: 877
2019 Population: 196,452
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 200 S 9Th St
County Courthouse
Springfield , IL 62701-1629

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