The Overall Decrease in Juvenile Arrests Overall Review Data from 2008 shows that juvenile arrests for violent crime declined between 2006 and 2008. According to Puzzanchera (2009) “In 2008 there were 2.11 million juvenile arrests, which is 16% lower than the arrests in 1999” (p.3). In 2008 juvenile arrests for forcible rape was at an all time low since 1980, aggravated assault arrests were also at its lowest since 1988. However, juvenile arrests for murder were at its low in 2004, but increased from 2005 to 2007. Further, the Property Crime Index decreased by 20%, larceny-theft by 17%, murder by 5%, motor vehicle theft by 50%, and burglary by 14% (Puzzanchera, 2008).
Juvenile delinquency, also known as juvenile offending, or youth crime, is participation in illegal behaviour by minors (juveniles) who fall under a statutory age limit.  Most legal systems prescribe specific procedures for dealing with juveniles, such as juvenile detention centres, and courts. A juvenile delinquent is a person who is typically under the age of 18 and commits an act that otherwise would have been charged as a crime if they were an adult. Although persons under 18 can also be charged and tried as adults, depending on the type of offense committed. In recent years, the average age for first arrest has dropped significantly, and younger boys and girls are committing these crimes.
The FBI reports for 2008 shows that the numbers of violent crimes dropped 11.6% in the city of Detroit. From 2000 to 2004 Detroit’s rate has dropped 23% drastically. In 2007, the city had the sixth highest rate of violent crime among the twenty-five largest U.S. cities. FBI reports In 2010, city of Detroit neighborhoods were not listed as among those in major cities with the 25 highest crime rates in the U.S. as reported by neighborhoods. Detroit recorded 308 criminal homicides in 2010, a 15.4% drop from the previous year’s count of 364.
Crime in the United States increased by 15 percent last year, and property crime was up by 12 percent according to a recently released government survey (Durden, 2013). According to a national survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), (2012), shows that between 2008 and 2011, the use of illicit drug use among Americans has increased from 8% to 9.1%. There are many reasons why an individual would commit such a crime; however, two issues of the underlying causes being addressed are homelessness and drug use and they relate to the crime rate in the United States. Although the examination into homelessness has been slowed down by practical and ethical concerns, an increase in research has provided a substantial amount of awareness into the needs of homeless persons (Vitelli, 2005). Homelessness results from a multifaceted set of circumstances that require people to choose between food, shelter, medication, and other basic necessities (Gelberg, Linn, & Leake, 1988).
Between 1970 and 1975, “there was an increase in teenage car accidents because 29 states in the United States had a MLDA lower than 21” ("Drinking Age ProCon.org”). “These changes occurred when the minimum age for other activities, such as voting, also were being lowered” ("Minimum Legal Drinking Age"). Scientists began doing “several studies in the 1970’s that showed the effects of lowering the MLDA” ("Minimum Legal Drinking Age"). The studies “found that motor vehicle crashes increased significantly among teens when the MLDA was
There are some red flags in Crazy Eddie’s financial statements that indicate a higher-thannormal level of audit risk and we list them as follows: cash dropped from 34 percent in 1985 to 3.2 percent in 1987. Short-term investments increased from zero in 1984 and 1985 to 41.4 percent in 1987. Merchandise inventories decreased from 63.8 percent in 1984 to 37 percent in 1987. Accounts payable decreased from 55 percent in 1984 to 17 percent in 1987. Shortterm debt increased from 0.3 percent in 1984 to 16.8 percent in 1987.
The company’s net cash from operations also decreased from 262.69 million to 233.58 million in 2005, a difference of 29.1 million. This decrease in operational cash flow was largely attributed to a significant increase in inventories to 164.41 million from 43.63 million. In addition, Tiffany posted operational losses of 12.03 million and increased prepaid expenses of 16.34 million in 2006. However, the company effectively managed its accounts payables for the year at 17.79 million, a significant change from the prior year. In addition, Tiffany increased ‘other non-cash’ items within its operations to 67.01 million.
A youth named a delinquent by circumstance and chance is a youth who has been in the wrong place at the wrong time. Usually, the juvenile who commits a delinquent act by chance is a part of a gang that takes part in unlawful behavior. Most juveniles however become delinquents because of the culture and environment that surrounds them. Juveniles who are in an area of violence and crime learn to defy authority and engage in crime because it is the acceptable thing to do. The juvenile justice system originated around 1819, and on July 1, 1899 the first juvenile court in the United States was set up in Cook County, Illinois.
Decrease in Juvenile Crime In 2001, according to the FBI, juveniles accounted for 17% of all arrests and 15% of all violent crime arrests (Snyder, 2003). In the late 1980s, juvenile violent crime arrest had a substantial growth then peaked in 1994. However, between 1994 and 2001, the juvenile arrest rate for Violent Crime Index fell 44% and as a result, the juvenile Violent Crime Index arrest rate was the lowest since 1983 (Snyder, 2003). Furthermore, in 2001, the rate of juvenile arrests for Violent Crime Index offenses that included forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault and murder declined for the seventh consecutive year. The juvenile arrest rate for each of these offenses has been declining steadily since the mid-1990s; for murder, the rate fell 70% and manslaughter arrest rate fell 40% from its 1993 peak through 2001.