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Surveys of young people suggest:

  • 95%  of children have been a victim of crime on at least one occasion
  • 57% have had  property deliberately damaged
  • 75%  of young people  aged 10  to 15 have been assaulted
  • 73% of shoplifting  in 2007 was  committed by adults
  • 95% of 10-17 year olds do not commit crimes
  • Young people are at greater risk of  violent crimes than older people
  • 11 times more money is locking up young people than on prevention projects
  • Young people with access to drugs are 22% more likely to steal