Juvenile Delinquency in Van Wert, OH
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Van Wert 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 199 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Van Wert County. Of that total, 72% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 143 court cases. Another 14% were dependency cases that accounted for 27 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Van Wert County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Van Wert County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Van Wert County, OH
|County Seat:||Van Wert|
|Total Square Miles:||410|
|County Contact:|| 120 E Main St
Van Wert , OH 45891-1725
Van Wert County, OH Courts
Van Wert County Common Pleas Court
Address: 108 East Main Street, Van Wert, OH 45891