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Report Says Teenage Crime Way Up In D.C.; Lack Of Youth Programs To Blame? | Crime

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Report Says Teenage Crime Way Up In D.C.; Lack Of Youth Programs To Blame?
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A few days ago, Scott McCabe of the Washington Examiner published an article reporting that teenage crimes in D.C. are way up thus far this year

"The number of children under 18 arrested and charged with violent crimes -- homicide, rape and aggravated assault -- has risen 10 percent this year compared with last year,"  McCabe wrote.  "Burglary arrests of juveniles jumped 90 percent, while thefts shot up 173 percent."

Read McCabe's entire story on the Examiner's website.

We wanted to ask locals their stance on the reported uptick in teen crime, why they think it's taking place, and what needs to be done to fix it.

Many cite lack of youth programs in the city for the problems.  Watch the video above to hear exactly what had to say.

What do you think about this issue?  Sound off in the comments section below.

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