Monday, May 10, 2010

Over 25% of females aged 12-17 have engaged in violent behavior in the previous 12 months

GCASA staff noticed at the Darien Lake Senior Day compliance checks that females apprehended were much more violent and verbally abusive than the boys. Now there is some data to back up that anecdotal observation.

SAMSHA's National Drug Abuse and Household Survey found that over 25% of girls aged 12 - 17 have been involved in violent behavior in the past 12 months. The prevalence in violent behavior increases with a decrease in socio-economic status.

You can read the brief article by clicking here.

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