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Juvenile Delinquency in Bolivar, MS

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Bolivar County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Mississippi often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 180 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Bolivar County. Of that total, 91% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 164 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency1,349
Dependency0
Status146

Government of Bolivar County, MS

County Seat: Cleveland and Rosedale
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1836
Total Square Miles: 906
2019 Population: 31,945
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: PO BOX 698
County Courthouse
Cleveland , MS 38732-0698
https://www.co.bolivar.ms.us/

Bolivar County, MS Courts