Juvenile Delinquency in Jackson, MS
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Jackson 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 539 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Jackson County. Of that total, 84% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 453 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Jackson County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Jackson County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Jackson County, MS
|Total Square Miles:||1,043|
|County Contact:|| PO BOX 998
Pascagoula , MS 39568-0998
Jackson County, MS Courts
Jackson County Chancery Court
Address: 3104 Magnolia St, Pascagoula, MS 39567