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1 in 3 Americans arrested by age 23

-By age 23, at least a quarter of all youth in the U.S. — and perhaps as many as 41% — are arrested at least once for something more serious than a traffic violation, according to a new study of American teens.

The study is the first since the 1960s to try to determine the percentage of youth who are arrested. Previously, the research estimated that 22% of Americans had been arrested at least once for a non-traffic violation by age 23.

“We say in the paper that we think the real figure is on the order of 1 in 3,” says Robert Brame, lead author of the new study and a professor of criminal justice and criminology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

The broad range in the estimate found by Brame and his team — from 25.3% to 41.4% — is due to missing data. The researchers used 1997-2008 data from the National Survey of Youth, which include


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  • 1 in 3 American's are non-white too.
    Just saying.

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  • The increase is probably in part because there are so many more stupid laws in this country then when i was their age (1970's). Now there are more laws, more cops, more surveillance, instant computer identification of anybody by cops, more prisons (the worst thing is the increase in PRIVATE PRISONS!) What we have created, or THEY have created, is a revolving door, to make more money for the cities, counties and states - at the expense of more young people starting out their lives with an added More..

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  • Well im 33 and so far my arrests were:
    age 13: assault (School fight)
    age 15: Illegal knife possession (while camping)
    age 17: Was hanging out with some guys who took some Chinese food without paying
    age 18: Pot
    age 20: Pot
    age 20: Public consumption of alcohol and underaged drinking
    Age 22: DUI
    age 23: Told a cop to go fuck himself when he made a comment about my GFs ass.
    age 25: Bar fight
    age 29: Matched vehicle description of a shooting suspect.
    age 31: Bar Fight
    age 32: Pissed of Queensb More..

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    • @Bleys
      age 33: Pot
      age 34: Pot and Meth
      age 35: Pot, meth and crack
      age 35: prostitution
      ron paul 2012

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    • @Bleys For gosh sakes Bleys: Always bring a piss cup! What you pour out the window of your car is YOUR BUSINESS! "Why no officer, that was my WATER cup!" (It's Illegal to pour anything but water out the car window, in CA anyway, see my comment re stupid laws)

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    • @4-B-10-ZONE Rofl man, yeah law is retarded. In NY for example, if you have any amount of pot and over $200 cash on you... you get trialed as drug dealer and not just possession:P While few states away.... you can buy pot legally.

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  • Break the stats down by race and see what we get.

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  • Police country

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  • Land of the Free looks like its becoming a police state.

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  • Well I am close to 23. And have not been arrested. I know my rights, and I know not to be an idiot around the police. I constantly talk to them about there guns and there day to day job. I respect them and they respect me. There are usually really nice people. Usually.. I know a bunch of my friends though that have been arrested, haha.

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    • @mattplasse88
      Haha. That is usually how it goes. People DO NOT know there rights.

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    • @killerz3000
      Well, its difficult for people to keep up with the constant flow of bullshit laws that become rules of the land and end up further limiting our civil liberties.

      When cops decide they do not like you, they will tag you with disorderly conduct or disturbing the peace (or any other bullshit 'violation' that they know will be difficult to dispute in court because its more subjective than objective).

      Cops shouldn't decide whether or not you will get ticketed, the law should decide and More..

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    • @rclark951 Spot on except for the last part. You have a choice, you do not have to bend over for the bank.

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    • @rclark951 hey crazy ass lab guy, good to see you're still around. you crazy ass guy

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  • Fuck the police.

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  • Damn, they figured me into those percentages!

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  • One in three Americans? That means there are more innocent people in Attica than out on the streets. No wonder you got guns. Vote me down if you like bastards! Ha ha

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  • We know it america is fucked up.
    The land with freedom...................ehummm *kuch

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  • I was arrested at Myrtle Beach, SC bike week. I was 23. I got pulled for running a red light on my bike. It was on the main strip and it was bumper to bumper traffic. I didn't run a red light, but i did leave my license in the hotel room. They sent me to jail. I was in there with members of the Hells Angels. I got bailed out quick though.

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  • I guess those statistics belong to a police state, as it is impossible that such enormous percentage of young American teens are criminals.

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    • @mcgus

      That has always been my argument since I found out that 25% of the World's prison population lives in the USA (5% of the World's population).
      Either the American people are 5 times more criminal than the rest of the World or that America is one of the worst Police (banana) Republic in the World.
      I guess as long as the Prisons' Shareholders are happy, nothing will change.



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  • Those Americans.... whatever.

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  • I guess I'm a part of that number sadly. Once many moons ago I had not paid a speeding ticket on time and as a result my license was suspended (unbeknownst to me). So i get pulled over for having a blown license light or some other BS and I get informed that I will be getting arrested for the warrant for the unpaid speeding ticket. I was placed in cuffs and taken to the jail where my photo and prints were taken and then I was released. The cops even called me a cab since they had to impound my c More..

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  • U.S. Titanic-like society is sinking?

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    • @Flashovr

      Damn, I grew up in FL, FHP?OCSO? Orlando Police? What roads!

      Also, I fucking hate the FHP!!

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  • I got arrested once and that was for having a bayonet lug on my AR-15, sad part is I didn't even own a bayonet to put on the fckn gun. In a free society a victimless law should be no law at all.

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