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Juvenile Delinquency in Smith, MS

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Smith 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 65 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Smith County. Of that total, 26% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 17 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency197
Dependency0
Status148

Government of Smith County, MS

County Seat: Raleigh
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1833
Total Square Miles: 637
2019 Population: 16,078
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04
County Contact: PO BOX 160
County Courthouse
Raleigh , MS 39153-0160
http://www.smithcountyms.org