These sources may yield different crime rates and trends. Each source has advantages and drawbacks, and each alone gives an incomplete picture of crime.
Study of the Causes of the Juvenile Crime Rate Increase From to the Present From to to the present there has been a sharp increase in juvenile crime across the From to the present there has been a slight decline from the statistics in OJJDP.
What was the cause for this uprise in juvenile delinquincy? I will discuss 2 differenttheories to why there was such an increase in juvenile crime rates.
I will analyze the rise of the"Gangsta-Rap" culture in the early 's and how it may have affected teenagers that are in lower-income families. Many people believe that the increase in real life violence on television is a causefor violence in juveniles.
I will discuss the evidence for this theory. It seems to me that the besttheory to explain the rise in juvenile crime is the social constructionist theory. Different sub-culturesof teens have higher crime rates than others because of their interests, whether it be the music thatthey listen to or the types of television programs that they watched as child.
This style of Hip-Hop had lyrics pertaining to killing police, gang warfare, guns, androbberies. This style of music perked interest in teenagers across the country.
The Gangsta-Rap culture came straight from theworst neighborhoods on the Pacific Coast of the United States, where this kind of lifestyle was ledby 's of people stuck in the slums of America. Could the lyrics from these kind of songspromote violence in low income areas where teens look up to these Rap artists?
Teenagers thatgrow up in neighborhoods that are considered low-income more so in larger cities than suburbanareas have a very low amount of opportunities to leave these areas and become successful in life. Teens in these areas are looking for the easy way out.From to to the present there has been a sharp increase in juvenile crime across the From to the present there has been a slight decline from the statistics in(OJJDP).
From to , for example, the overall rate of murder in America changed very slightly, declining a total of four percent. For this same time period, the rate of killing at the hands of adults, ages 25 and. Juvenile Crime Facts.
This dramatic increase of juvenile violence seems to be fueled by the increase in drug trafficking since the mid's, most particularly cocaine. Id. The fact that young people commit crime at a high rate should not be a revelation.
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Most-viewed Statistics This graph shows the reported violent crime rate in the U.S. since In , the nationwide rate was cases per , of the population.
which rates of juvenile homicide and other violent offenses by youth are rising and can be expected to increase further in the years ahead.
Recent reports of a declining rate of violent crime in cities across the country would seem to be at odds. From to to the present there has been a sharp increase in juvenile crime across the United States. From to the present there has been a slight decline from the statistics in (OJJDP).