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Juvenile Delinquency in Meigs, TN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Meigs 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 81 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Meigs County. Of that total, 53% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 43 court cases. Another 23% were dependency cases that accounted for 19 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency972
Dependency441
Status846

Government of Meigs County, TN

County Seat: Decatur
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1836
Total Square Miles: 217
2019 Population: 12,068
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: PO BOX 156
County Courthouse
Decatur , TN 37322-0156
http://www.meigstn.com

Meigs County, TN Courts