February 2, 2023

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Juvenile violent crime now 41% of Colorado’s youth corrections admissions

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Violent crimes that land kids and teens in Colorado’s youth corrections system are on the rise, accounting for 41% of admissions in 2022. 

From homicides, to sexual assaults, to robberies at gunpoint, the violent crimes committed by young people have risen sharply during the past five years, a climb that has sociologists studying the consequences of a virtually connected but physically isolated society and the long-term effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The percentage of young people sent to a Division of Youth Services facility for a violent crime was 35% in 2021, climbing to 41% in 2022, according to the agency’s recently released annual report

That includes 54 young people held in detention for felony homicide, 47 for attempted homicide and 40…

Jennifer Brown

2023-01-25 04:10:00

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