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Juvenile Delinquency in Columbia, WI

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

In 2017, a total of 84 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Columbia County. Of that total, 57% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 48 court cases. Another 24% were dependency cases that accounted for 20 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Columbia County, WI

County Seat: Portage
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1846
Total Square Miles: 796
2019 Population: 57,248
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 400 De Witt St
County Courthouse
Portage , WI 53901-2132

Columbia County, WI Courts