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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

County Seat: Valparaiso
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1835
Total Square Miles: 522
2019 Population: 168,404
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 155 Indiana Ave
County Courthouse
Valparaiso , IN 46383-5502

Porter County, IN Courts