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Juvenile Delinquency in Lake, MI

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

In 2017, a total of 46 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lake County. Of that total, 85% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 39 court cases. Another 15% were dependency cases that accounted for 7 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,304
Dependency293
Status124

Government of Lake County, MI

County Seat: Baldwin
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1870
Total Square Miles: 574
2019 Population: 12,013
Persons/Square Mile: 0.05