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Juvenile Delinquency in Coahoma, MS

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

In 2017, a total of 175 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Coahoma County. Of that total, 94% 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, Coahoma County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Coahoma County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency2,174
Dependency0
Status119

Government of Coahoma County, MS

County Seat: Clarksdale
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1836
Total Square Miles: 583
2019 Population: 23,154
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03

Coahoma County, MS Courts