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Kids’ clubs in action : Crime

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Young people make a huge impact on the levels of crime and disorder at the neighbourhood level. The evidence suggests 40 per cent of crime occurs in 10 per cent of neighbourhoods and up to half of the neighbourhood crime is committed by young people. 70 per cent of the police’s time is spent responding to calls about youth nuisance and about two thirds of the young people who go on to become regular members of the criminal justice system are growing up in these neighbourhoods.” Nigel Whiskin - Chief Executive, Crime Concern.

“Crime committed by or against young people is rapidly moving to the forefront of the Government’s domestic political agenda. Almost on a daily basis we hear reports in the national media about youth related crimes, and this is becoming a matter of increasing public concern. All children are entitled to equality and to opportunities to enjoy life within a safe environment. However, alienation, resentment, a lack of real involvement in the community, social deprivation, mistrust of peers, lack of inspiration and too much time with nothing to do are all factors combining to intensify the problem of youth crime."





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Editor's comments - [ So, what exactly is youth crime and what are the key factors leading young people to commit offences? This good practice guide explores these questions and attempts to illustrate the problems involved in dealing with youth crime. ]  Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>

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Reference : Kids’ Clubs Network. (2002). Kids’ clubs in action : Crime. London: Kids’ Clubs Network

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