Youth Crime Falling but Research Shows Public Think It's Going Up
Byline: By Robin Turner Western Mail
Our fears of the Asbo generation are way out of proportion with reality, Welsh researchers have claimed. A study by academics at Swansea University asked 500 people of different ages what they thought about youth crime.
They found 60% of respondents felt youth offences had increased over the past two years, with older people significantly more likely to believe it.
In fact, official youth crime, as reported by the Swansea Youth Offending Team, had fallen 26% between 2002 and 2003 and 2004 and 2005.
Also, when it came to theft and violent crime, women and younger people believed offences carried out by youngsters were much higher than …
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Publication information: Article title: Youth Crime Falling but Research Shows Public Think It's Going Up. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: December 5, 2007. Page number: 10. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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