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Juvenile Delinquency in Union, MS

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Union 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 17 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Union County. Of that total, 100% 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, Union County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Union County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency456
Dependency0
Status58

Government of Union County, MS

County Seat: New Albany
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1870
Total Square Miles: 417
2019 Population: 28,556
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: PO BOX 847
County Courthouse
New Albany , MS 38652-0847
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