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Juvenile Delinquency in Wayne, TN

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Wayne 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 202 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Wayne County. Of that total, 38% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 76 court cases. Another 20% were dependency cases that accounted for 41 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Wayne County, TN

County Seat: Waynesboro
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1817
Total Square Miles: 736
2019 Population: 16,583
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04

Wayne County, TN Courts