Juvenile Delinquency in Pontotoc, MS
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Pontotoc 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 101 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Pontotoc County. Of that total, 34% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 34 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Pontotoc County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Pontotoc County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Pontotoc County, MS
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|County Contact:|| PO BOX 209
Pontotoc , MS 38863-0209
Pontotoc County, MS Courts
Pontotoc County Chancery Court
Address: 34 S. Liberty St., Pontotoc, MS 38863