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Juvenile Delinquency in Winnebago, IL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Winnebago 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 831 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Winnebago County. Of that total, 42% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 351 court cases. Another 53% were dependency cases that accounted for 442 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Winnebago County, IL

County Seat: Rockford
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1836
Total Square Miles: 519
2019 Population: 284,778
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00

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