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This study examines the realities and myths of present juvenile crime control policies in San Francisco. 

Once a child is arrested, juvenile probation authorities may choose to detain him/​her in secure custody, or employ other arrangements to assure that court appearances are kept and that no more criminal behavior ensues. Of the eight counties, San Francisco has the highest rate of secure detention — 70 percent of those arrested, which is over twice the rate of Los Angeles and over three times the rate of Santa Clara. 

Is San Francisco Soft on Juvenile Crime? Reality vs. Myth