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Juvenile Delinquency in Polk, TN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Polk 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 295 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Polk County. Of that total, 46% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 137 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,045
Dependency0
Status1,059

Government of Polk County, TN

County Seat: Benton
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1839
Total Square Miles: 442
2019 Population: 16,757
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: PO BOX 128
County Courthouse
Benton , TN 37307-0128
http://www.polkgovernment.com/

Polk County, TN Courts