Juvenile Delinquency in Mercer, OH
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Mercer 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 591 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Mercer County. Of that total, 45% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 263 court cases. Another 42% were dependency cases that accounted for 250 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Mercer County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Mercer County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Mercer County, OH
|Total Square Miles:||473|
|County Contact:|| 220 W Livingston St Ste A201
Celina , OH 45822-1673
Mercer County, OH Courts
Mercer County Common Pleas Court
Address: 101 North Main Street, Room 307, Celina, OH 45822