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Juvenile Delinquency in Kent, MI

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

In 2017, a total of 921 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Kent County. Of that total, 0% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 2 court cases. Another 100% were dependency cases that accounted for 919 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency889
Dependency7,575
Status3,206

Government of Kent County, MI

County Seat: Grand Rapids
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1836
Total Square Miles: 872
2019 Population: 648,594
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 300 Monroe Ave Nw
County Administration Building
Grand Rapids , MI 49503-2206
http://www.co.kent.mi.us

Kent County, MI Courts