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Title: Generation Dissed
Journal: State Government News  Volume:37  Issue:8  Dated:(August 1994)  Pages:34-35
Author(s): C Nielsen
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 2
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Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents statistics on violent crimes committed by and against juveniles, juvenile arrests, and public attitudes toward juvenile violence and violence prevention.
Abstract: Guns are the leading cause of death for black males ages 10 to 24. The rate at which youths are committing murders has increased sharply in recent years. The adolescent homicide rate has more than doubled since 1988; the dramatic rise in deaths from adolescent violence is explained almost entirely by the increased use of handguns. Overall, only a relatively small increase occurred in the proportion of youth involved in serious violent offenses. The central principles for preventing and reducing juvenile delinquency are strengthening families, supporting core social institutions, intervening immediately when delinquent behavior occurs, and identifying and controlling the small percentage of chronic and violent juvenile offenders. Figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Juvenile gun ownership; Juvenile murderers; Juvenile statistics; Juvenile victims
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