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Juvenile Delinquency in Spencer, IN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Spencer 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 142 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Spencer County. Of that total, 22% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 31 court cases. Another 78% were dependency cases that accounted for 111 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Spencer County, IN

County Seat: Rockport
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1818
Total Square Miles: 401
2019 Population: 20,394
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 200 Main St
County Courthouse
Rockport , IN 47635-1452

Spencer County, IN Courts