New Data on Youth Violence

A new study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides some interesting data about the problem of youth violence. Based on 2004 to 2008 data, 30.9% of U.S. adolescents between 12 and 17 reported having engaged in at least one of the following violent behaviors during the past year: being in a serious fight at school or work, participating in a group-vs.-group fight, and/or attacking someone with the goal of inflicting serious harm.
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