Juvenile Delinquency in Maury, TN
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Maury County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Tennessee often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.
In 2016, a total of 523 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Maury County. Of that total, 61% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 319 court cases. Another 2% were dependency cases that accounted for 8 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Maury County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Maury County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Maury County, TN
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Maury County, TN Courts
Maury County TN CourtHouse
Address: 41 Public Square, Columbia, TN 38401