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Juvenile Delinquency in Delaware, IN

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

In 2017, a total of 471 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Delaware County. Of that total, 33% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 157 court cases. Another 63% were dependency cases that accounted for 297 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Delaware County, IN

County Seat: Muncie
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1827
Total Square Miles: 396
2019 Population: 115,184
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 100 W Main St
County Courthouse
Muncie , IN 47305-2827

Delaware County, IN Courts