Juvenile Delinquency

By, Drake Tilson

Juvenile Delinquency in the Home

Studies show that 60-80% of adolescents or pre-adolescents commit crimes such as underage drinking, substance abuse, underage tobacco use, as well as violent crimes. A ton of teens will try marijuana and alochol...both of which are illegal.
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"Take you kids hunting and you will never have to hunt for them."

-Herb Parsons

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The nation's juvenile courts disposed of more than 1.7 million delinquency cases in 1997. ("Delinquency" offenses are those committed by a juvenile which would be crimes if committed by an adult). Two thousand of those were for criminal homicide, 6,500 for forcible rape, and 67,900 for aggravated assault. More than 180,000 were for drug related offenses.