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Juvenile Delinquency in Jasper, IN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Jasper 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 187 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Jasper County. Of that total, 48% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 90 court cases. Another 48% were dependency cases that accounted for 89 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Jasper County, IN

County Seat: Rensselaer
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1835
Total Square Miles: 561
2019 Population: 33,447
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: PO BOX 5
County Courthouse
Rensselaer , IN 47978-0005

Jasper County, IN Courts