Juvenile Delinquency in Macon, TN
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Macon 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 500 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Macon County. Of that total, 30% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 149 court cases. Another 64% were dependency cases that accounted for 321 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Macon County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Macon County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Macon County, TN
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Macon County, TN Courts
Macon County TN CourtHouse
Address: 104 County Courthouse, Lafayette, TN 37083