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Children killed down 80 percent in Baltimore

Crime in America.Net Dear readers: It’s rare to discover great news from local criminal agencies. While national crime statistics continue to drop, all you seem to hear from big-city systems are problems. We all understand that we cannot arrest and incarcerate ourselves out of the crime problem; as necessary as arrests and incarcerations are. But […]

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Female juvenile delinquency doubled since 1985 while males rise 30 percent

The juvenile justice system exists to protect the child, not to enforce public safety. That statement alone is enough to cause consternation and confusion. There are endless stories of people under the age of 18 terrorizing communities; so to state that the justice system exists to protect the child is a shocking revelation to many […]

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Juvenile offenders responsible for six percent of violent felonies: Crime statistics from Crime in America.Net

Part three of an analysis of “Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties” This is the final installment in a three-part series analyzing data of from “Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties,” described in part one (below plus link). The research from the Bureau of Justice Statistics of the US Department of Justice is one of […]

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70 percent of youth report past traumatic experience including physical or sexual abuse

Gentlereaders: Findings from the survey of youth in residential placement. Crime in America.Net The findings below are based on a recent document from the US Department of Justice regarding interviews with a nationally representative sample of 7,073 youth in custody during spring 2003. If one wonders why we have high levels of crime in America, one […]

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Crime Statistics: Juvenile and Adult Incarceration– Declines Seem Inevitable

Gentlereaders: We previously reported that thirty-five of the fifty states are undergoing severe fiscal difficulties with the remainder restricting budgets as much as possible. Considering this, it was inevitable that states would begin the process of cutting prison populations. In some states, corrections spend more money than most government agencies. States have realized that they […]

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Juvenile Criminal Offenders-What Happened to the Predicted Crime Waves?

Crime news from Crime in America.Net Gentlereaders: For those of us who have been in the criminal justice system for several decades or more, we’ve been exposed to a series of criminologists predicting yet another wave of juvenile crime leading to inevitable large increases in national violent crime for years to come. Trouble is, most […]

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Sex Offenders:DOJ Presents Findings on Juveniles Who Sexually Victimize Other Youth

    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has published “Juveniles Who Commit Sex Offenses Against Minors,” the latest in its Crimes Against Children bulletin series. The bulletin presents population-based epidemiological information about the characteristics of juvenile offenders who commit sex offenses against minors. The authors analyze data from the FBI’s National […]

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