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Juvenile Delinquency in Polk, WI

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

In 2017, a total of 183 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Polk County. Of that total, 25% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 46 court cases. Another 40% were dependency cases that accounted for 73 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,019
Dependency443
Status994

Government of Polk County, WI

County Seat: Balsam Lake
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1853
Total Square Miles: 956
2019 Population: 43,450
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 100 Polk County Plz Ste 110
County Courthouse
Balsam Lake , WI 54810-9082
http://www.co.polk.wi.us/