Juvenile Delinquency in Walworth, WI
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Walworth 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 178 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Walworth County. Of that total, 51% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 90 court cases. Another 43% were dependency cases that accounted for 76 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Walworth County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Walworth County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Walworth County, WI
|Total Square Miles:||577|
|County Contact:|| PO Box 1001
Elkhorn , WI 53121-1001