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Juvenile Delinquency in Union, TN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Union 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 95 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Union County. Of that total, 23% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 22 court cases. Another 53% were dependency cases that accounted for 50 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency2,225
Dependency563
Status1,460

Government of Union County, TN

County Seat: Maynardville
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1850
Total Square Miles: 247
2019 Population: 19,442
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 901 Main St
County Courthouse
Maynardville , TN 37807-3556
http://www.unioncountytn.com/