Buchanan County officials discuss juvenile crime

Linda Meyer, chief juvenile officer with the 5th Circuit in Buchanan County, discussed trends with youth crime in Buchanan County as summer begins.

Buchanan County has seen a decrease in the number of juvenile offenses reported over the last five years, and officials are aiming to keep it that way as the school year comes to an end.

Since 2018, there has been a 39% decrease in the number of delinquent offenses and an 11% drop in status offenses in Buchanan County.

Jenna Wilson can be reached at jenna.wilson@newspressnow.com.

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