Juvenile Delinquency in Wilkinson, MS
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Wilkinson 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 49 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Wilkinson County. Of that total, 90% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 44 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Wilkinson County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Wilkinson County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Wilkinson County, MS
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