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Juvenile Delinquency in Union, IN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Union 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 66 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Union County. Of that total, 26% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 17 court cases. Another 38% were dependency cases that accounted for 25 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Union County, IN

County Seat: Liberty
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1821
Total Square Miles: 165
2019 Population: 7,200
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 26 W Union St
County Courthouse
Liberty , IN 47353-1347

Union County, IN Courts