Juvenile Delinquency in Porter, IN
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Porter 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 743 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Porter County. Of that total, 57% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 421 court cases. Another 30% were dependency cases that accounted for 225 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Porter County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Porter County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Porter County, IN
|Total Square Miles:||522|
|County Contact:|| 155 Indiana Ave
Valparaiso , IN 46383-5502
Porter County, IN Courts
Porter County Circuit Court
Address: 155 Indiana Ave, Ste 105, Valparaiso, IN 46383