Juvenile Delinquency in Pierce, WI
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Pierce 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 63 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Pierce County. Of that total, 27% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 17 court cases. Another 43% were dependency cases that accounted for 27 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Pierce County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Pierce County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Pierce County, WI
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Pierce County, WI Courts
Pierce County Circuit Courthouse
Address: 414 W Main St, Ellsworth, WI 54011