Peoria County Juvenile Detention Courts Stats show "intakes" for the months of January and February 2010 are down from 102 to 72 for the same period in 2009. African-American intakes, both male and female are down from 88 in 2009 to 55 for the same period in 2009. Child Care Days are down approximately 30%. Caucasion male and female are down from 30 in 2009 to 26 for January and February 2010.
Does this mean less crime by juveniles or less officers to maintain order? Does this mean all the prevention efforts are working? Does this mean we are going to need less space in our systems at less cost or is more crime going on un-detected because of the cutbacks in officers on the streets?