May 16, 2019 13:35
Four out of 10 juvenile delinquents between 10 and 18 already have a prior criminal record, according to a recent report by the National Youth Policy Institute released Monday.
The number of hardened young recidivists is on the rise even as the number of first- or second-time offenders is decreasing, and those who have nine or more criminal records account for a whopping 15 percent of all juvenile delinquents.
According to the report, the number of overall juvenile delinquents has been steadily declining each year since 107,490 in 2012.
But the proportion of repeat offenders has been rising since 2000.
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