NASHVILLE (WSMV) - Over the past year, Metro's Juvenile Task Force has arrested 222 minors.

Nearly half of those minors were later arrested again for different crimes.

  • 54 minors were arrested one additional time after their initial arrest
  • 21 were arrested two more times
  • 9 were arrested three more times
  • 1 minor was arrested 10 more times after his initial arrest

Of the four 12-year-olds arrested by the task force, two of them were re-arrested.

Fifty 15-year-olds were arrested by the task force, and 28 of them were re-arrested. That's 56 percent.

Thirty of the 73 17-year-olds were also re-arrested for different crimes.

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Alexandria Adams joined the News4 team as a reporter in October 2017.

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