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Juvenile Delinquency in Pearl River, MS

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Pearl River 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 142 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Pearl River County. Of that total, 79% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 112 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency785
Dependency0
Status124

Government of Pearl River County, MS

County Seat: Poplarville
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1890
Total Square Miles: 819
2019 Population: 55,270
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: PO BOX 569
County Courthouse
Poplarville , MS 39470-0569
http://www.pearlrivercounty.net