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Juvenile Delinquency in Blackford, IN

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

In 2017, a total of 104 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Blackford County. Of that total, 24% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 25 court cases. Another 66% were dependency cases that accounted for 69 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Blackford County, IN

County Seat: Hartford City
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1838
Total Square Miles: 166
2019 Population: 11,976
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 110 W Washington St
County Courthouse
Hartford City , IN 47348-2251

Blackford County, IN Courts