Monday, December 19, 2011

Study: Nearly 1 in 3 will be arrested by age 23

The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.” ~ Lao Tse

“Nearly one in three people will be arrested by the time they are 23, a study to be published today in Pediatrics found.” (USA Today)

From the article:

The new data show a sharp increase from a previous study that stunned the American public when it was published 44 years ago by criminologist Ron Christensen. That study found 22% of youth would be arrested by age 23. The latest study finds 30.2% of young people will be arrested by age 23.

Criminologist Alfred Blumstein says the increase in arrests for young people in the latest study is unsurprising given several decades of tough crime policies.


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