Runaway Juvenile Crime?: The context of juvenile arrests in America

Though studies show that kids are 8 times more likely to commit suicide and 5 times more likely to be raped when sent to adult institutions instead of juvenile detention, we are told that these safeguards must be removed in order to make room for growing number of violent teens on our streets. In reality, supporters of S-10 are pulling statistics out of context in order to drive a hysterical sense that juvenile crime is on the rise.


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