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Juvenile Delinquency in Wood, WI

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Wood 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 174 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Wood County. Of that total, 35% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 61 court cases. Another 45% were dependency cases that accounted for 79 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Wood County, WI

County Seat: Wisconsin Rapids
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1856
Total Square Miles: 809
2019 Population: 73,126
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 400 Market St
County Courthouse
Wisconsin Rapids , WI 54494-4868