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New Fact Sheet: A Decade of Declines in Violence Among San Francisco Youth

SAN FRANCISCO – July 29, 2019 – A new fact sheet from CJCJ Senior Research Fellow Mike Males finds declines in San Francisco's violent youth crimes over the past ten years.

Juvenile hall bookings for violent crimes, ages 11-18, 2008-2018

The fact sheet finds:

  • An unprecedented decline in San Francisco youth crime over the past decade has resulted in a concurrent decline in the county's juvenile hall population.

  • Violent youth crimes fell by 64 percent between 2008 and 2018, according to San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department juvenile hall bookings for violent crimes.

  • Of the 23 homicides reported in San Francisco this year, one victim was under age 18, seven were ages 18-39, nine were ages 40 and older, and the remainder was not specified.

Read the full fact sheet >>

For more information about this report or to schedule an interview with the author, please contact the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice at cjcjmedia@cjcj.org or (415) 621-5661 x. 103.

Keywords: juvenile hall, Mike Males, San Francisco

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