Thursday, April 10, 2008

Criminal Behavior Among 10-11 Year Old Children

Each year about 130,000 ten and eleven-year old children commit at least one crime or other offense. This includes besmirching, pestering, arson, shoplifting and verbal or physical violence. One out of three children in this age group are involved in such activities. These are the conclusions of an analysis of police data by Rolf Loeber, professor of psychiatry and youth delinquency. Police files are opened on about 4,500 children of this age group, with 15% of them having more than one offense a year.

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