Juvenile Delinquency in Lafayette, MS
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Lafayette 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 135 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lafayette County. Of that total, 81% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 109 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Lafayette County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Lafayette County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Lafayette County, MS
|Total Square Miles:||679|
|County Contact:|| PO BOX 1240
Oxford , MS 38655-1240