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Juvenile Delinquency in Kalamazoo, MI

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Kalamazoo County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Michigan often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 303 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Kalamazoo County. Of that total, 0% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 1 court cases. Another 100% were dependency cases that accounted for 302 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency99
Dependency6,998
Status1,581

Government of Kalamazoo County, MI

County Seat: Kalamazoo
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1829
Total Square Miles: 580
2019 Population: 262,985
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00

Kalamazoo County, MI Courts