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Juvenile Delinquency in Bell, KY

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Bell County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Kentucky often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.

In 1997, a total of 375 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Bell County. Of that total, 48% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 179 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency179
Dependency0
Status196

Government of Bell County, KY

County Seat: Pineville
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1867
Total Square Miles: 361
2019 Population: 26,894
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: PO BOX 339
County Courthouse
Pineville , KY 40977-0366
https://www.bellcounty.ky.gov/

Bell County, KY Courts