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Youth Crime In U.S. Down 78% Since 1994

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Here's today's feel-good story:

The number of youth arrests for violent crime has declined 78% since 1994, countering the popular narrative.

People aged 17 and younger accounted for 7% of all arrests for violent crimes like robbery and murder in 2020.

“These data reflect an encouraging trend—one that has in fact been developing over the last three decades—and offer a welcome counter-narrative to claims that youth crime is on the rise,” said the Administrator of the Office of Justice’ Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Liz Ryan,

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