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Too Soon to Tell: Deciphering Recent Trends in Youth Violence

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Violent crime in the United States increased slightly between 2004 and 2005. After 10 years of declining crime, the rise in violence produced deep concern among elected officials and the public about a coming wave of youth crime. Yet crime remains at a 30-year low, according to this report. The report analyzed adult and juvenile arrest rates based on the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports.