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Juvenile Delinquency in Mississippi, MO

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Mississippi County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Missouri often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, 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 Mississippi County. Of that total, 36% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 57 court cases. Another 60% were dependency cases that accounted for 95 of the juvenile cases.

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

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Government of Mississippi County, MO

County Seat: Charleston
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1845
Total Square Miles: 429
2019 Population: 13,586
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03
County Contact: PO BOX 369
County Courthouse
Charleston , MO 63834-0369

Mississippi County, MO Courts