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Juvenile Delinquency in Lawrence, TN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Lawrence 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 1110 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lawrence County. Of that total, 15% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 166 court cases. Another 35% were dependency cases that accounted for 389 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency4,054
Dependency1,966
Status4,215

Government of Lawrence County, TN

County Seat: Lawrenceburg
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1817
Total Square Miles: 618
2019 Population: 43,396
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 200 W Gaines St Ste 201
County Courthouse
Lawrenceburg , TN 38464-3666
http://www.lawcotn.org/

Lawrence County, TN Courts