Juvenile Delinquency in Forrest, MS
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Forrest 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 246 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Forrest County. Of that total, 90% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 222 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Forrest County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Forrest County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Forrest County, MS
|Total Square Miles:||470|
|County Contact:|| PO BOX 1310
Hattiesburg , MS 39403-1310
Forrest County, MS Courts
Forrest County Chancery Court
Address: 641 Main St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401