Juvenile Delinquency in Tunica, MS
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Tunica 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 165 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Tunica County. Of that total, 90% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 149 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Tunica County, are focusing on family counseling and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Tunica County juvenile delinquency tallies will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Tunica County, MS
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