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Juvenile Delinquency in Benton, IN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Benton County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Indiana often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 26 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Benton County. Of that total, 69% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 18 court cases. Another 31% were dependency cases that accounted for 8 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Benton County, IN

County Seat: Fowler
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1840
Total Square Miles: 407
2019 Population: 8,613
Persons/Square Mile: 0.05

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