The number of assaults, rapes, robberies and weapons violations committed by juv
The number of assaults, rapes, robberies and weapons violations committed by juveniles in Maine increased 42 percent between 1989 and 1993, and law enforcement officials say children are committing more serious crimes at younger ages. Authorities in Portland, Westbrook and Biddeford say many youths are hanging out in groups and committing violent acts, but emphasize that it is wrong to consider the groups as organized gangs. Police and probation officers say that society's response to juvenile crime has been inadequate, and point out that the state has no mechanism to deal with at-risk youth before they commit crimes. Details.
Crime and criminals, Juvenile delinquents and delinquency
"The number of assaults, rapes, robberies and weapons violations committed by juv" (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 13144.
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