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Juvenile Delinquency in Clay, IN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Clay 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 164 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Clay County. Of that total, 49% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 81 court cases. Another 46% were dependency cases that accounted for 75 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Clay County, IN

County Seat: Brazil
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1825
Total Square Miles: 360
2019 Population: 26,198
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 609 E National Ave
County Courthouse
Brazil , IN 47834-2670

Clay County, IN Courts