Juvenile Delinquency in Hancock, MS
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Hancock County, juvenile delinquency offenses are on the rise. There are many reasons for the inflation in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Mississippi often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of charges, and other family matters.
In 2017, a total of 196 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Hancock County. Of that total, 71% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 139 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Hancock County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Hancock County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Hancock County, MS
|County Seat:||Bay Saint Louis|
|Total Square Miles:||553|
Hancock County, MS Courts
Hancock County Chancery Court
Address: 152 Main Street, Suite A, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520