Youth And Alcohol: Drinking And Crime

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In 1992, the Inspector General of the United States issued a report entitled “Youth and Alcohol: Drinking and Crime” (1992). This report stated that a study by the Department of Justice found that in an 11-city survey from 4 to 32 percent of male juvenile arrestees admitted using alcohol in the 72 hours prior to their arrest. Also, the Inspector General’s report pointed out that 31.9 percent of youth under 18 in long-term, state-operated juvenile institutions in 1987 were under the influence of alcohol at the time of their offense. In addition, 55.4 percent admitted that they drank one or more times per week in the year before their incarceration.

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