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Juvenile Delinquency in Lincoln, WI

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Lincoln 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 112 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lincoln County. Of that total, 29% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 32 court cases. Another 26% were dependency cases that accounted for 29 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency862
Dependency241
Status1,064

Government of Lincoln County, WI

County Seat: Merrill
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1874
Total Square Miles: 907
2019 Population: 27,838
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: 801 N Sales St
County Courthouse
Merrill , WI 54452-1633
http://www.co.lincoln.wi.us