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NCJ Number: 78144 Find in a Library
Title: Mississippi Youth Court Statistics, 1976
Corporate Author: Mississippi Dept of Public Welfare
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: Mississippi Dept of Public Welfare
Jackson, MS 39216
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Taken from data reported on a prescribed form provided by the National Center of Juvenile Justice, these statistics cover delinquency and traffic cases, disposition and referrals of cases, and reasons for referral by race and sex.
Abstract: Youth courts reported 11,190 cases handled in 1976, with 11,038 classified as delinquent cases, 78 classified as traffic cases, and 74 as special proceedings cases. Law enforcement agencies referred 85 percent of the cases; parents or relative referred 9 percent; and social agencies, schools, probation officers, and other sources referred 6 percent of the children's cases. Those held in jail or police stations included 1,227 males and 242 females. The average age of juveniles referred to the courts in 1976 was 15 years and 4 months. Of the children referred, 50 percent were white, 49 percent were black, and 1 percent was Indian or other race. Data tables, a graph, and the data collection form are included. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Juvenile court statistics; Juvenile courts; Mississippi; State crime statistics
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