Juvenile-Involved Violent Crimes
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Juveniles Involved in Violent Crime, Arrestees and Suspects
Why This Is Important
Juvenile crime is playing an increasing role in violent crime rates. Since juvenile offenders frequently become adult offenders, it is critical to have social or criminal justice interventions at the earliest point possible.
What's Being Done
The Minneapolis Police Department (MPD), along with many other City departments, has taken significant steps to address juvenile crime. Key initiatives include:
About This Measure
Information is gathered from police reports entered into the Computer-Assisted Police Report System (CAPRS). Juvenile Suspect: an individual 18 years of age or younger believed to have committed a crime. Juvenile Arrestee: an individual 18 years of age or younger who commits a crime and is cited or booked into a jail. This also includes age-specific offenses that if committed by adults would not be a crime, such as curfew and tobacco violations, alcohol possession and consumption.
Last updated Feb. 21, 2013
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