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Trends in juvenile crime since 1991

Since 1991, trends seem to indicate improvement with factors involving teenagers in the United States which could translate into a reduction in juvenile crime. Provide an explanation of at least three factors that would support this belief or provide an explanation of at least three factors that would counter this belief

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Since 1991 the number of violent crimes in this country has dropped by 6%--over 100,000 fewer crimes each year. Although fewer crimes are being committed, the juvenile arrest rate has grown by 20% since 1991. According to the FBI about 2.7 million juveniles were arrested in 1995, which is 18% of all arrests. Additionally, in 1994 more than 1.5 million delinquency cases were processed in juvenile courts in the United States representing a 41% increase in cases since 1985.

Three factors that counter the belief which trends seem to indicate improvement with factors involving teenagers in the United States which could translate into a reduction in juvenile crime:

1. Child Abuse
In 1994, county child welfare services staff responded to 664,294 reports of abuse (sexual, physical, ...

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