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Juvenile Delinquency in Jackson, IN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Jackson 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 273 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Jackson County. Of that total, 41% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 111 court cases. Another 52% were dependency cases that accounted for 142 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Jackson County, IN

County Seat: Brownstown
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1815
Total Square Miles: 514
2019 Population: 43,884
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01

Jackson County, IN Courts