Fifth of Young Adults Admit Breaking Law in Past Year
Morris, Nigel, The Independent (London, England)
More than a fifth of teenagers and young adults have admitted committing a crime in the past year, while nearly a third of primary school-age children in Bristol are displaying "problem behaviour" such as fighting, arson, drinking or stealing.
The Home Office snap-shot of offending among young people emerged as the Government set out sweeping plans to tackle youth crime. Families will be given specialist advice on controlling delinquent youngsters; after-school police patrols will be stepped up and more youth centres will open at evenings and weekends. Ministers will also press courts to "name and shame" more repeat offenders aged under 18.
A Home Office report …
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