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Juvenile Delinquency in Posey, IN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Posey 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 142 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Posey County. Of that total, 31% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 44 court cases. Another 65% were dependency cases that accounted for 92 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Posey County, IN

County Seat: Mount Vernon
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1814
Total Square Miles: 419
2019 Population: 25,595
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: PO BOX 745
County Courthouse
Mount Vernon , IN 47620-0745

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