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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.

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency2,363
Dependency0
Status467

Government of Forrest County, MS

County Seat: Hattiesburg
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1906
Total Square Miles: 470
2019 Population: 75,471
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: PO BOX 1310
County Courthouse
Hattiesburg , MS 39403-1310
http://www.forrestcountyms.us

Forrest County, MS Courts