Juvenile Delinquency in Jones, MS
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Jones 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 430 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Jones County. Of that total, 90% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 385 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Jones County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Jones County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Jones County, MS
|County Seat:||Laurel and Ellisville|
|Total Square Miles:||700|
|County Contact:|| PO BOX 1468
Laurel , MS 39441-1468