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Juvenile Delinquency in Adams, OH

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

In 2017, a total of 251 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Adams County. Of that total, 39% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 99 court cases. Another 50% were dependency cases that accounted for 125 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency2,001
Dependency1,716
Status603

Government of Adams County, OH

County Seat: West Union
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1797
Total Square Miles: 586
2019 Population: 27,726
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02

Adams County, OH Courts