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Juvenile Delinquency in Shelby, TN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Shelby 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 97 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Shelby County. Of that total, 4% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 4 court cases. Another 95% were dependency cases that accounted for 92 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,536
Dependency1,938
Status1,339

Government of Shelby County, TN

County Seat: Memphis
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1819
Total Square Miles: 785
2019 Population: 936,961
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00

Shelby County, TN Courts