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Juvenile Delinquency in Rush, IN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Rush 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 112 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Rush County. Of that total, 63% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 71 court cases. Another 24% were dependency cases that accounted for 27 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Rush County, IN

County Seat: Rushville
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1821
Total Square Miles: 408
2019 Population: 16,645
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 101 E 2Nd St
County Courthouse
Rushville , IN 46173-1871

Rush County, IN Courts