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Juvenile Delinquency in Prentiss, MS

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Prentiss 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 106 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Prentiss County. Of that total, 58% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 62 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency408
Dependency0
Status113

Government of Prentiss County, MS

County Seat: Booneville
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1870
Total Square Miles: 418
2019 Population: 25,261
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: PO BOX 477
County Courthouse
Booneville , MS 38829-0477
http://www.prentisscounty.org/