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Juvenile Delinquency in Greene, MS

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Greene 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 16 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Greene County. Of that total, 100% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 16 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency115
Dependency0
Status21

Government of Greene County, MS

County Seat: Leakesville
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1811
Total Square Miles: 719
2019 Population: 13,345
Persons/Square Mile: 0.05
County Contact: PO BOX 460
County Courthouse
Leakesville , MS 39451-0460
http://www.greenecountyms.gov