Juvenile Delinquency in Shelby, KY
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Shelby 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 73 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Shelby County. Of that total, 67% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 49 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Shelby County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Shelby County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Shelby County, KY
|Total Square Miles:||386|
|County Contact:|| 501 Main St
Shelbyville , KY 40065-1133
Shelby County, KY Courts
Shelby County Circuit Court
Address: 401 Main St., Suite 101, Shelbyville, KY 40065