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Juvenile Delinquency in Lauderdale, MS

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Lauderdale County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Mississippi often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 375 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lauderdale County. Of that total, 77% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 287 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

A lot of counties, including, Lauderdale County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Lauderdale County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency3,435
Dependency8
Status1,484

Government of Lauderdale County, MS

County Seat: Meridian
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1833
Total Square Miles: 715
2019 Population: 76,155
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 410 Constitution Ave
County Courthouse
Meridian , MS 39301-5161
http://www.lauderdalecounty.org

Lauderdale County, MS Courts