Juvenile Delinquent Crime Down in Shelby; Violent Crime Up

Delinquent charges against juveniles in Shelby County so far this year are continuing a steady downward trend that began in 2011, the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission and the Public Safety Institute at the University of Memphis report. Their analysis of Juvenile Court figures show a 59.7 percent drop from 2011 and 25.2 percent from last year. For major violent criminal acts, however, the figures show a 35.8 percent increase from last year.

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