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Juvenile Delinquency in Shelby, IN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Shelby County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Indiana often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, 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 Shelby County. Of that total, 55% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 125 court cases. Another 41% were dependency cases that accounted for 94 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Shelby County, IN

County Seat: Shelbyville
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1821
Total Square Miles: 413
2019 Population: 44,395
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01

Shelby County, IN Courts