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Juvenile Delinquency in Vernon, WI

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

In 2017, a total of 28 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Vernon County. Of that total, 25% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 7 court cases. Another 75% were dependency cases that accounted for 21 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Vernon County, WI

County Seat: Viroqua
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1851
Total Square Miles: 816
2019 Population: 30,759
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03