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Juvenile Delinquency in Leelanau, MI

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Leelanau 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 47 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Leelanau County. Of that total, 87% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 41 court cases. Another 13% were dependency cases that accounted for 6 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,602
Dependency151
Status132

Government of Leelanau County, MI

County Seat: Leland
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1863
Total Square Miles: 2,532
2019 Population: 21,657
Persons/Square Mile: 0.12