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Juvenile Delinquency in Ohio, KY

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Ohio 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 83 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Ohio County. Of that total, 64% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 53 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency53
Dependency0
Status30

Government of Ohio County, KY

County Seat: Hartford
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1799
Total Square Miles: 596
2019 Population: 24,182
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02