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Juvenile Delinquency in Defiance, OH

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

In 2017, a total of 256 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Defiance County. Of that total, 73% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 188 court cases. Another 10% were dependency cases that accounted for 26 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Defiance County, OH

County Seat: Defiance
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1845
Total Square Miles: 414
2019 Population: 38,156
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 500 Court St Ste A
County Courthouse
Defiance , OH 43512-2171

Defiance County, OH Courts