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Juvenile Delinquency in Quitman, MS

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

In 2017, a total of 22 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Quitman County. Of that total, 68% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 15 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency255
Dependency0
Status58

Government of Quitman County, MS

County Seat: Marks
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1877
Total Square Miles: 406
2019 Population: 7,269
Persons/Square Mile: 0.06
County Contact: 230 Chestnut St
County Courthouse
Marks , MS 38646-1211
http://quitmancountyms.org/