Department of Justice: Juvenile Crime Rate at Lowest Since 1957

Department of Justice: Juvenile Crime Rate at Lowest Since 1957

November 17, 2012 | by Christine Dinh | ABC News

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California youth crime has reached an all time low according to both the Department of Justice’s Criminal Justice Statistics Center and the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice. The decline in criminal activity has many sources, including the implementation of diversion programs and the adoption of reassessment tools.

California youth crime has reached an all time low according to both the Department of Justice’s Criminal Justice Statistics Center and the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice. The decline in criminal activity has many sources, including the implementation of diversion programs and the adoption of reassessment tools. While some speculate that harsher policies and deterrent initiatives have caused the reduction, it is more likely that the drop in juvenile crime is due to economic improvements and the reclassification of marijuana. 

 Click here to read “California Youth Crime Plunges to All-Time Low,” a report by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice.