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High Crime Rates Among Teenagers Teenage crime is a very important problem that the United States is facing these days Teenage crime is a name given to the crimes that are committed by people who are under the age of 18 About 20 of all violent crimes are committed by children under the age of eighteenDifficult Violent Boys 1 During the early 1990s a rapid increase was led by many states to change their juvenile justice laws to place more violent juvenile offenders on trial as adults Youth Crime Watch of America 1 Juveniles were involved in 17 of all violent crimes and 35 of all rapes and 14 of all aggravated assaults involved juveniles Youth Crime Watch of America 2 All these rates prove that the United States is facing a very serious problem that needs to be solved Crimes committed mostly by teenagers include theft assaults on other teenagers gang violence and even murder Youth CrimeFAQs 1 Lembet 2 What are the reasons for the high rates of teenage crime There are several reasons that can be listed The most important ones are family condition community experience and the collapse of community The most important reason for high rates of teenage crime is the family condition Even though people are highly affected by society media school etc they mostly follow their parents so the family is the key word for the people to become who they are Family conditions that contribute to teenage high crime rates include single-parent homes parental fighting and domestic violence lack of parental supervision and discipline parental abuse or neglect and criminal parents More than three fourths of crime in America both
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