Overall Juvenile Arrests Decline In Florida, Increase In Escambia

December 11, 2018

Juvenile arrests are declining overall in Florida but overall juvenile arrests were on the upswing in Escambia County, according to numbers released Monday by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.

Statewide juvenile felony arrests dropped 10 percent over the last fiscal year and overall juvenile arrests declined eight percent in the same time frame.

In Escambia County, juvenile felony offenses dropped 10 percent with 485 arrests, while overall juvenile arrests increased by five percent to 1,875 since last year.


One Response to “Overall Juvenile Arrests Decline In Florida, Increase In Escambia”

  1. Dee Yelbon on December 13th, 2018 5:19 pm

    Victims of the Parkland shooting are suing Broward county sheriff’s office and school district for not arresting juveniles at school that committed law violations. They are outraged at the “softening” of the law for schools. This is an outrage. I stand with the MSD parents and believe juveniles should be arrested and mugshot posted just like everyone else’s. We need transparency.

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