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Juvenile Delinquency in Decatur, TN

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

In 2016, a total of 139 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Decatur County. Of that total, 21% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 29 court cases. Another 61% were dependency cases that accounted for 85 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Decatur County, TN

County Seat: Decaturville
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1845
Total Square Miles: 345
2019 Population: 11,751
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: 22 W Main St
County Courthouse
Decaturville , TN 38329-8030

Decatur County, TN Courts