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Juvenile Delinquency in Sequatchie, TN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Sequatchie 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 144 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Sequatchie County. Of that total, 28% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 41 court cases. Another 24% were dependency cases that accounted for 35 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,199
Dependency218
Status775

Government of Sequatchie County, TN

County Seat: Dunlap
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1857
Total Square Miles: 266
2019 Population: 14,736
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: PO BOX 595
County Courthouse
Dunlap , TN 37327-0595