Juvenile Delinquency in Yazoo, MS
Unfortunately, in many areas of the Yazoo 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 159 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Yazoo County. Of that total, 95% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 151 court cases. Another 0% were dependency cases that accounted for 0 of the juvenile cases.
A lot of counties, including, Yazoo County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Yazoo County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.
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Government of Yazoo County, MS
|County Seat:||Yazoo City|
|Total Square Miles:||934|