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Juvenile Delinquency in Jefferson, OH

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Jefferson 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 212 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Jefferson County. Of that total, 67% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 143 court cases. Another 16% were dependency cases that accounted for 34 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Jefferson County, OH

County Seat: Steubenville
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1797
Total Square Miles: 411
2019 Population: 66,359
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 301 Market St
County Courthouse
Steubenville , OH 43952-2187

Jefferson County, OH Courts