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Juvenile Delinquency in Highland, OH

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

In 2017, a total of 466 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Highland County. Of that total, 37% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 172 court cases. Another 44% were dependency cases that accounted for 203 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Highland County, OH

County Seat: Hillsboro
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1805
Total Square Miles: 558
2019 Population: 42,971
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01

Highland County, OH Courts