Whitley County Court Records Search

Juvenile Delinquency in Whitley, IN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Whitley 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 240 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Whitley County. Of that total, 30% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 71 court cases. Another 63% were dependency cases that accounted for 151 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases

Government of Whitley County, IN

County Seat: Columbia City
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1835
Total Square Miles: 338
2019 Population: 33,756
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 101 W Van Buren St
County Courthouse
Columbia City , IN 46725-2051