Juvenile court

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Definitions: 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

Available at: http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/publications/division-of-youth-services-annual-reports/

Footnotes: Updated November 2013.
Data for state figures may include numbers for the city of Pearl which was listed separately.