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Juvenile Delinquency in Scioto, OH

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Scioto 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 479 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Scioto County. Of that total, 48% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 231 court cases. Another 40% were dependency cases that accounted for 192 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency6,954
Dependency3,651
Status1,854

Government of Scioto County, OH

County Seat: Portsmouth
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1803
Total Square Miles: 616
2019 Population: 75,929
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 602 7Th St Rm 1
County Courthouse
Portsmouth , OH 45662-3950
http://www.sciotocountyohio.com

Scioto County, OH Courts