Juvenile Delinquency in Harrison, MS
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Harrison 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 952 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Harrison County. Of that total, 76% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 720 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Harrison County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Harrison County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Harrison County, MS
|County Seat:||Biloxi and Gulfport|
|Total Square Miles:||976|
Harrison County, MS Courts
Harrison County Chancery Court
Address: 1801 23Rd Ave, Gulfport, MS 39501