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Juvenile Delinquency in Ohio, IN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Ohio 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 19 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Ohio County. Of that total, 58% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 11 court cases. Another 42% were dependency cases that accounted for 8 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Ohio County, IN

County Seat: Rising Sun
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1844
Total Square Miles: 87
2019 Population: 5,828
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 413 Main St
County Courthouse
Rising Sun , IN 47040-1029

Ohio County, IN Courts