Juvenile Delinquency in Clay, MS
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Clay County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Mississippi often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 46 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Clay County. Of that total, 43% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 20 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Clay County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Clay County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Clay County, MS
|County Seat:||West Point|
|Total Square Miles:||416|
|County Contact:|| PO BOX 815
West Point , MS 39773-0815