Nearly 1 in 3 Arrested by Age 23

Nearly a third of Americans have a record by the time they are 23.

That's according to a study in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics.

Researchers found just over 30 percent of 23-year-old's say they've been arrested.

That's higher than the 22-percent from a study in 1965.

Analysts used a national sample of adolescents and young adults collected between 1997 and 2008.

The study does not specify racial or regional differences.

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  • by Susie Q Location: Chipley on Dec 19, 2011 at 09:52 PM
    I am really not surprised. They graduate then they have no jobs to get because they aren't any. If they don't have the GPA to get into college then they just sit at home. They wind up trying drugs then it's down hill from there.My kids, just as soon as they finished school, they moved to a bigger town. More jobs at a larger town than a small town. Plus they had a option- our whole family is tight knit so they were offered a chance to move to other states. But they chose they're home state, just a larger town. A lot of kids don't have such options, so they get depressed and the result is disastrous.When your child becomes 18 you need for him to go to a larger town to seek employment, if you're from a small town. When he is hired you need to help him secure a place to live. We done it with our children and we are not rich. We done this because we wanted them to succeed in their life.
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