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Juvenile Delinquency in Otsego, MI

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Otsego 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 120 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Otsego County. Of that total, 69% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 83 court cases. Another 31% were dependency cases that accounted for 37 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency2,242
Dependency702
Status143

Government of Otsego County, MI

County Seat: Gaylord
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1875
Total Square Miles: 526
2019 Population: 24,538
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 225 W Main St
County Courthouse
Gaylord , MI 49735-1372
http://www.otsegocountymi.gov