Juvenile Delinquency in Weakley, TN
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Weakley 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 354 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Weakley County. Of that total, 35% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 125 court cases. Another 16% were dependency cases that accounted for 58 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Weakley County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Weakley County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Weakley County, TN
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Weakley County, TN Courts
Weakley County TN CourtHouse
Address: 116 W. Main St. Room 203, Dresden, TN 38225