Juvenile Delinquency in Davidson, TN
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Davidson County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Tennessee often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.
In 2016, a total of 1294 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Davidson County. Of that total, 46% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 600 court cases. Another 54% were dependency cases that accounted for 693 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Davidson County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Davidson County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Davidson County, TN
|Government Type:||City-County Consolidation|
|Total Square Miles:||526|