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Juvenile Delinquency in Lewis, KY

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

In 1997, a total of 55 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lewis County. Of that total, 80% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 44 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency44
Dependency0
Status11

Government of Lewis County, KY

County Seat: Vanceburg
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1807
Total Square Miles: 495
2019 Population: 13,339
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04
County Contact: 112 Second St
County Courthouse
Vanceburg , KY 41179-5465
https://lewiscounty.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Lewis County, KY Courts