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Juvenile Delinquency in Washington, IN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Washington 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 78 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Washington County. Of that total, 58% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 45 court cases. Another 28% were dependency cases that accounted for 22 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Washington County, IN

County Seat: Salem
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1813
Total Square Miles: 517
2019 Population: 27,827
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 99 Public Sq
County Courthouse
Salem , IN 47167-2042

Washington County, IN Courts