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Juvenile Delinquency in Jefferson, IN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Jefferson 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 159 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Jefferson County. Of that total, 8% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 12 court cases. Another 87% were dependency cases that accounted for 138 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Jefferson County, IN

County Seat: Madison
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1810
Total Square Miles: 363
2019 Population: 32,089
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 300 E Main St
County Courthouse
Madison , IN 47250-3590

Jefferson County, IN Courts