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Juvenile Delinquency in Russell, KY

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Russell 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 93 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Russell County. Of that total, 85% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 79 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Russell County, KY

County Seat: Jamestown
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1826
Total Square Miles: 283
2019 Population: 17,775
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02