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During my presentation last week I focused on the violent crimes that juveniles commit and how the percentages of offenses have changed over the last fifteen to twenty years Some of my focus for this presentation dealt with violence within schools- the alarming rates of student on student violence as well as student on facultystaff violence I also provided many arrest statistics for juveniles who committed violent crimes Statistics that compared juvenile trends to adult trends and statistics comparing black and white children were also an aspect of the presentation The final part of the project looked at what some states have done to combat juvenile violence and also how they are treating youths that are arrested for such offensesThe most important thing to understand is what crimes fall under the category of violent offenses The are four components are 1 murders and nonnegligent manslaughter 2 forcible rape 3 aggravated assault and 4 robbery While I was doing the research for this I found it difficult to find statistics for rape assault and robbery for juveniles So much of my focus was on the homicide rates for youths But during the last week I found some new numbers that reflect the trends of the other threeRobbery Rates- Declined 27 between 1981 and 1988 Increased 70 between 1988 and 1994 Fell substantially 33 from 1995 to 1997Rape Rates- The arrest rate has remained steady from 1981 and 1997 The high rate was 23 arrests100000 juveniles The low was 16 per 100000 juveniles Aggravated Assault Rates- Declined 16 from 1994 to 1997 This level equals what it was in 1991250 arrests100000 juvenilesNow I will proceed onto the first topic of my presentation violence within the walls of school In 1996 students age 12-18 were victims of 255000 incidents of nonfatal violent crimes That same year 10 of all public schools in the United States reported experiencing at least one serious
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