Juvenile Delinquency in Holmes, MS
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Holmes 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 38 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Holmes County. Of that total, 61% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 23 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Holmes County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Holmes County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Holmes County, MS
|Total Square Miles:||765|
|County Contact:|| PO BOX 239
Lexington , MS 39095-0239
Holmes County, MS Courts
Holmes County Chancery Court
Address: 2 Court Square, Lexington, MS 39095