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Juvenile Delinquency in Wells, IN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Wells 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 132 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Wells County. Of that total, 41% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 54 court cases. Another 43% were dependency cases that accounted for 57 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Wells County, IN

County Seat: Bluffton
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1835
Total Square Miles: 370
2019 Population: 27,984
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01

Wells County, IN Courts