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Juvenile court in Mississippi

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Definition and Source



Juvenile offenders are categorized as either delinquents or status offenders. A delinquent offense is a violation of a law which would be considered a crime if committed by an adult. A status offense is an act, which if committed by an adult, is not designated as a crime under state or federal law, or municipal and county ordinance.

Data Source

Mississippi Department of Human Services, Division of Youth Services, [Year] Annual Report

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Updated August 2015.
Data for the city of Pearl was added into Rankin County for this indicator.

Last Updated

January 2017