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Juvenile Delinquency in Starke, IN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Starke 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 118 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Starke County. Of that total, 45% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 53 court cases. Another 55% were dependency cases that accounted for 65 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Starke County, IN

County Seat: Knox
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1835
Total Square Miles: 312
2019 Population: 22,893
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 53 E Mound St
County Courthouse
Knox , IN 46534-1104

Starke County, IN Courts