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Juvenile Delinquency in Powell, KY

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

In 1997, a total of 124 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Powell County. Of that total, 77% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 96 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Powell County, KY

County Seat: Stanton
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1852
Total Square Miles: 180
2019 Population: 12,374
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: PO Box 506
County Courthouse
Stanton , KY 40380-0506