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Juvenile Delinquency in Lawrence, IN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Lawrence 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 319 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lawrence County. Of that total, 32% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 103 court cases. Another 50% were dependency cases that accounted for 158 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Lawrence County, IN

County Seat: Bedford
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1819
Total Square Miles: 452
2019 Population: 45,666
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 15th and E Streets
County Courthouse
Bedford , IN 47421-0000

Lawrence County, IN Courts