Juvenile Delinquency in Sevier, TN
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Sevier 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 1158 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Sevier County. Of that total, 53% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 610 court cases. Another 27% were dependency cases that accounted for 308 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Sevier County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Sevier County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Sevier County, TN
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Sevier County, TN Courts
Sevier County TN CourtHouse
Address: 125 Court Avenue Room 204E, Sevierville, TN 37862