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Juvenile Delinquency in Copiah, MS

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Copiah 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 139 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Copiah County. Of that total, 66% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 92 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency655
Dependency0
Status312

Government of Copiah County, MS

County Seat: Hazlehurst
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1823
Total Square Miles: 779
2019 Population: 28,516
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: PO BOX 551
County Courthouse
Hazlehurst , MS 39083-0551
http://www.copiahcounty.org