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Juvenile Delinquency in Putnam, IN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Putnam 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 229 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Putnam County. Of that total, 22% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 51 court cases. Another 66% were dependency cases that accounted for 150 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Putnam County, IN

County Seat: Greencastle
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1821
Total Square Miles: 483
2019 Population: 37,702
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 1 W Washington St
County Courthouse
Greencastle , IN 46135-1595

Putnam County, IN Courts