skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 78145 Find in a Library
Title: Mississippi Youth Court Statistics, 1977
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: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These statistics indicate trends or characteristics of youth court cases and cover cases of delinquency and traffic offenses, disposition and referrals of cases, and other data.
Abstract: The data were taken from a prescribed form provided by the National Center of Juvenile Justice. Youth courts reported 11,547 cases disposed in 1977, with 11,110 classified as delinquent cases, 72 classified as traffic cases, 50 as special proceedings cases, and 315 as neglect and abuse cases. Law enforcement agencies referred 80 percent of all cases; parents or relatives referred 12 percent; and social agencies, probation officers, schools, and other sources referred 8 percent. Males composed 74 percent of all reported cases and females 26 percent. About 52 percent of these cases were white, 47 percent black, and 1 percent Indian or another race. The average age of children referred to the youth courts was 15 years and 3 months. In 1976, the average age was 15 years and 4 months. Data tables and the data collection form are provided. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Juvenile court statistics; Juvenile courts; Mississippi; State crime statistics
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.