Juvenile Delinquency in Lamar, MS
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Lamar 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 293 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lamar County. Of that total, 77% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 227 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Lamar County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Lamar County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Lamar County, MS
|Total Square Miles:||500|
|County Contact:|| PO BOX 1240
Purvis , MS 39475-1240