Thirty Percent Of Americans Arrested By Age 23

arrestI’m sure “they” won’t rest until the percentage is 99% … From NPR:

There’s been a sharp increase in recent decades in the number of young Americans who report they’ve been arrested at least once, researchers report in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

While in the mid-1960s about 22 percent of Americans reported having been arrested by the time they turned 23, researchers estimate that the “prevalence rate” for arrests by that age now lies “between 30.2 percent and 41.4 percent.”

Increasingly, “arrest is a pretty common experience,” Robert Brame, a criminologist at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and one of the study’s authors, tells USA Today.

According to ABC News, “Brame and his colleagues analyzed responses to a national survey of more than 7,000 young people between 1997 and 2008. … Not all of the young people remained in the study for all 11 years, accounting for the uncertainty reflected in the wide ranges of the study’s findings…

[continues at NPR]

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  • DeepCough

    Would you believe there is a thing called the “Criminal Justice Industrial Complex.” If you’re not sure what that means, it comes down to this: the Justice system must try people for crimes, no matter how inane, innocuous or petty, in order to support itself financially. Case in point: Prohibition.

  • DeepCough

    Would you believe there is a thing called the “Criminal Justice Industrial Complex.” If you’re not sure what that means, it comes down to this: the Justice system must try people for crimes, no matter how inane, innocuous or petty, in order to support itself financially. Case in point: Prohibition.

  • Anarchy Pony

    They got two years to make me part of this statistic, let’s see if they can pull it off…

    • Calypso_1

      Dreams can come true.

    • i’m innocent

      yeah, instead of being a statistic and in jail, you may just be in jail

  • Anarchy Pony

    They got two years to make me part of this statistic, let’s see if they can pull it off…

  • will

    This is why old people talk about the good ole days. When you actually had to hurt or rob someone to get arrested, if you were white.

  • will

    This is why old people talk about the good ole days. When you actually had to hurt or rob someone to get arrested, if you were white.

  • 4w5v4

    It is more like an opperation for ‘bag an tag’ then, when most the young that don’t behave goes to jail they are registered there and this makes more easier to locate them in case of a revolt or riot! It is the young that will eventualy change the world and not the appatetic ones that i’m talkin about!

  • 4w5v4

    It is more like an opperation for ‘bag an tag’ then, when most the young that don’t behave goes to jail they are registered there and this makes more easier to locate them in case of a revolt or riot! It is the young that will eventualy change the world and not the appatetic ones that i’m talkin about!

  • Anonymous

    Dreams can come true.

  • Nunzio X

     Several years ago I began telling people that male rites of passage in the USA were changing.

    In the past, the rite of passage was leaving home (at 18, not 28), and starting your life as an adult in the work world.

    Now, the rite of passage is to get arrested.

    And this isn’t because today’s young ‘uns are “more criminal.” It’s because our “justice” “system” is more criminal.

  • Nunzio X

     Several years ago I began telling people that male rites of passage in the USA were changing.

    In the past, the rite of passage was leaving home (at 18, not 28), and starting your life as an adult in the work world.

    Now, the rite of passage is to get arrested.

    And this isn’t because today’s young ‘uns are “more criminal.” It’s because our “justice” “system” is more criminal.

  • i’m innocent

    yeah, instead of being a statistic and in jail, you may just be in jail

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